On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 18 2012 11:48:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2014 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 - Lita Ford
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1958: Singer Lita Ford, who would go on to become the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s, is born under the birth name Carmelita Rossana Ford in London, England.

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