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 - Blue Velvet
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1986: The movie "Blue Velvet," starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern and directed by David Lynch, opens in theaters. The film would go on to become a cult classic and earn Lynch his second Oscar nomination for Best Director.

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