On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 19 2012 12:48:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2014 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.

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1926: Hall of Fame baseball center fielder Edwin "Duke" Snider, who played most of his 18-season career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, is born in Los Angeles. Snider, who also played one season each with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, was an eight-time All-Star selection and won two World Series titles with the Dodgers in 1955 and 1959. He batted .295 with 407 home runs and 1,333 RBI in 2,143 games in his career. He died at the age of 84 on Feb. 27, 2011.


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