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 - Siege of Sarajevo
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1992: The Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries shoot and kill peace marchers Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sucic on the Vrbanja Bridge in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The siege, the longest of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, would go on through Feb. 29, 1996.


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