On this day: April 5

Published On: Apr 02 2013 06:37:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 05 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD April 5 - Akashi Bridge
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1998: In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge linking Awaji Island with Honshu, opens to traffic, becoming the longest suspension bridge in the world.

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