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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1995: The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto, a 35,000-word, 50-plus page, densely written essay calling for a worldwide revolution against the effects of modern society's "industrial-technological system." The Unabomber, later discovered to be former Berkeley mathematics professor Ted Kaczynski, stated that if the document was published, he would cease his bombing campaign that had killed three people and wounded 23 others.


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