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 - Booker T Washington
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Library of Congress

1856: Educator and activist Booker T. Washington, who was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915, is born in Hale's Ford, Virginia.

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