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.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum

1933: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, providing unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. Over the course of nine years, 2.5 million young men planted nearly 3 billion trees, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide and upgraded most state parks, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.

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