On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 18 2012 11:48:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 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 - James Garfield
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1881: U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days. Only William Henry Harrison's presidency, of 32 days, was shorter.

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