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 - Sam Walton
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1992: Sam Walton, the businessman who founded the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club, dies of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, at the age of 74 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He's seen here in the David H. Hickman High School yearbook in 1936.


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