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 - Washington Burpee
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1858: Washington Atlee Burpee, the horticulturist who founded the world's largest mail-order seed company, W. Atlee Burpee & Company, now more commonly known as Burpee Seeds, is born in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada.


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