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 - Orville Redenbacher
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1995: Botanist and entrepreneur Orville Redenbacher, most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name, is found dead in the Jacuzzi of his condominium in Coronado, California. He had suffered a heart attack and drowned at the age of 88.

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