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 - Howard Hughes
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1976: Businessman, filmmaker and inventor Howard Hughes dies of kidney failure at the age of 70 in Houston, Texas. Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making films like "The Racket," "Hell's Angels," "Scarface" and "The Outlaw." He also became one of the most influential aviators in history and one of the wealthiest people in the world, but is also remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life.

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