George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.
1986: The movie "Blue Velvet," starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern and directed by David Lynch, opens in theaters. The film would go on to become a cult classic and earn Lynch his second Oscar nomination for Best Director.
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