On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 19 2012 12:48:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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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