On this day: April 5

Published On: Apr 02 2013 06:37:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 05 2016 11:00:00 PM 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 - Kurt Cobain
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1994: Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain commits suicide with a shotgun at age 27 in his Seattle, Washington, home. His body was found three days later by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system.

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