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 - Charlie Chaplin
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1952: The United States, under the direction of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, revokes Charlie Chaplin's re-entry rights, preventing him from returning to America following a trip home to England for the London premiere of his film "Limelight." Chaplin had been accused of "un-American activities" as a suspected communist during the era of McCarthyism. Chaplin would decide to settle down in Switzerland and surrendered his re-entry permit in April 1953.


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