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.
1937: Colin Powell, who would go on to become a four-star general in the United States Army, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, and the 65th U.S. secretary of state, is born in New York City.
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