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 - 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, Calif. He had suffered a heart attack and drowned at the age of 88.


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