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 - Amadeus
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1984: The drama "Amadeus," which tells of the adversarial relationship between composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premieres in theaters. The movie, starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce and directed by Milos Forman, would go on to win eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Abraham.

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