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On this day: April 5

Published On: Apr 02 2013 06:37:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 05 2013 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 - Allen Ginsberg
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1997: Poet Allen Ginsberg, one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s who is best known for his epic poem "Howl," dies of liver cancer at the age of 70 in New York City.

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