On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 19 2012 12:48:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2015 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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1985: Representatives of the Parents Music Resource Center, including co-founder Tipper Gore (pictured), testify along with musicians Dee Snider, Frank Zappa and John Denver at congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music. On Nov. 1, 1985, before the hearing ended, the Recording Industry Association of America would agree to put "Parental Advisory" labels on selected releases at their own discretion.


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