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On this day: April 5

POSTED: 7:37 PM Apr 02 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 05 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 - Wangjialing Coal Mine
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2010: In a televised rescue, 115 Chinese coal miners are freed after spending eight days trapped in the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine, surviving an accident that had killed 38. Here ambulances can be seen lining up at the entrance of the flooded mine to transport survivors.

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