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.

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1792: U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time the power was used in the United States. He vetoed the Apportionment Act, which would have fixed the size of the U.S. House of Representatives based on the 1790 census, on constitutional grounds.

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