On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 18 2012 11:48:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

OTD September 19 - Ofeq 1
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Israel Aircraft Industries

1988: Israel launches its first satellite, "Ofeq 1" (Horizon 1), onboard a Shavit rocket from the Negev Desert over the Mediterranean, becoming the ninth country in space. The satellite would accomplish mainly solar cell and radio transmission tests.

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