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 - Helen Keller
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New England Historic Genealogical Society

1887: Anne Sullivan teaches Helen Keller the meaning of the word "water" as spelled out in the manual alphabet. The moment was a breakthrough for Keller and has famously been dramatized in the play and the film "The Miracle Worker."

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