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 - Glastonbury Festival
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Glastonbury Festival

1970: The first Glastonbury Festival, then called the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival, is held at Michael Eavis' farm near Glastonbury, England. The original headline acts were The Kinks and Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders but these acts were replaced at short notice by Tyrannosaurus Rex, later known as T.Rex. Other acts included Quintessence, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame and Al Stewart.


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