George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.
1940: Polish soldier Witold Pilecki allows himself to be captured by German authorities in order to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp so that he could smuggle out information and start a resistance. His report enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place.
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