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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1979: The first of five No Nukes concerts takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concerts were organized by Musicians United for Safe Energy, an activist group against the use of nuclear energy founded by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall. The concerts included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Browne, Raitt, James Taylor, Carly Simon and Crosby, Stills and Nash.


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