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In 1792, the presidential veto is used for the first time

April 5

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of April, repeating indefinitely

On April 5, 1792, the presidential veto was used for the first time by President George Washington. What was he vetoing? A bill with a new apportionment formula that would give some states more representatives than proportionate to their populations. Congress did not override a presidential veto until 1845 (!)

Did you know? Veto is Latin for “I forbid.” The president with the most vetoes is Franklin D. Roosevelt (635).

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April 5
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