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On this day: September 19

Published: 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.

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1676: Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion. Bacon and other Virginians rose up when Gov. William Berkeley refused to retaliate for a series of Indian attacks on frontier settlements.

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