On this day: April 5

POSTED: 04:37 PM PDT Apr 02, 2013    UPDATED: 09:00 PM PDT Apr 05, 2016 

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 - Winston Churchill
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Library of Congress

1955: Winston Churchill resigns as prime minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health. He had suffered a mild stroke in 1949 followed by a more serious one in 1953. He would suffer another mild stroke in December 1956 and then a severe stroke on Jan. 14, 1965, that left him gravely ill. He died nine days later, at age 90, on Jan. 24, 1965.


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