George Washington issues the first presidential veto, the greatest hits album is born, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar captures the NBA's career scoring title, and Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain kills himself, all on this day.
1722: The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island, which he names because it is Easter Sunday. He spent about a week on the island and estimated a population of 2,000 to 3,000 inhabitants.
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