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 - Washington Burpee
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1858: Washington Atlee Burpee, the horticulturist who founded the world's largest mail-order seed company, W. Atlee Burpee & Company, now more commonly known as Burpee Seeds, is born in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada.

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