On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 19 2012 12:48:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 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.

OTD September 19 - LA Confidential
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Warner Bros. Pictures

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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