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 - Mortsel bombing
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1943: During World War II, American bomber aircraft accidentally bomb a residential area in the Belgian town of Mortsel, killing 936 civilians, including 209 children, and injuring around 1,300 more. Their intended bombing target was the Minerva car factory, then used to repair Luftwaffe planes, about a mile away from the residential area.


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