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.
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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