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 - Washington's Farewell
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1796: George Washington's farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public. Washington wrote the letter near the end of his second term as president, before his retirement to his home Mount Vernon.

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