George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.
1911: Author William Golding, the Nobel laureate best known for his novel "Lord of the Flies," is born in Newquay, Cornwall, England. He also won the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel "Rites of Passage," the first book in what became his sea trilogy, "To the Ends of the Earth." He died of heart failure at age 81 on June 19, 1993.
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