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 - Upper Big Branch Mine
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2010: Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. The Mine Safety and Health Administration eventually concluded that flagrant safety violations contributed to a coal dust explosion in the mine. The accident was the worst in the United States since 1970, when 38 miners were killed in a mine explosion in Hyden, Ky.

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