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 - Mad Men
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2008: The first season of AMC's "Mad Men" becomes the first basic-cable show to win a top series Emmy award. The show would go on to repeat its Emmy win for Outstanding Drama Series in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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