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 - Tupelo 1936 tornado
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1936: An F5 tornado kills at least 233 in and around Tupelo, Mississippi, making it the fourth deadliest tornado in United States history. The storm was part of an outbreak of 17 tornadoes that killed at least 436 people in the Southeastern United States over two days.


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