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 - Joe Morgan
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1943: Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, who won two World Series championships with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975 and 1976 and was also named the National League Most Valuable Player in those years, is born in Bonham, Texas. The 10-time All-Star also played for the Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletics.

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