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 - Jim Abbott
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1967: Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott is born in Flint, Mich. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1993 and spent nine seasons in the major leagues with the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.

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