George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.
1997: The drama "L.A. Confidential," starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kim Basinger, premieres in theaters. The movie would go on to earn nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning Best Supporting Actress for Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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