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Today is Thursday, April 5, the 95th day of 2007. There are 270 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history

On April 5, 1792, George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.

On this date

In 1614, American Indian princess Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.

In 1621, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, Mass., on a return trip to England.

In 1887, British historian Lord Acton wrote, “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

In 1887, in Tuscumbia, Ala., teacher Anne Sullivan taught her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, the word “water” as spelled out in the Manual Alphabet.

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