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 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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1984: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the highest-scoring player in NBA history with 31,421 career points, breaking the record set by Wilt Chamberlain. Abdul-Jabbar, seen here in 2006, still holds the career record with with 38,387 points.

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