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This Day in History for April 5 – Kurt Cobain Commits Suicide and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1792 – President George Washington casts the first presidential veto (More info)

1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated (More info)

1955 – Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of Great Britain (More info)

1984 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores the 31,420th point of his career, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA all-time scoring record (More info)

1994 – Grunge icon and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain commits suicide (More info)

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