On this day: April 5

POSTED: 04:37 PM PDT Apr 02, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 04, 2013 

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 - REM
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1980: In Athens, Ga., rock band R.E.M., still nameless at the time, plays their first show, at a friend's birthday party held in a converted Episcopal church. Lead singer Michael Stipe (left) and guitarist Peter Buck (right) are seen here on stage in Ghent, Belgium, during R.E.M.'s 1985 tour.

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