On this day: September 19

Posted: 12:48 AM EDT Sep 19, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Sep 19, 2016

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 - Jackie Collins
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2015: English romance novelist Jackie Collins, whose 32 novels have sold more than 500 million copies, dies of breast cancer at age 77 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Willie Mays makes an iconic basket catch, the Camaro hits showroom floors, the first Chicago Tylenol murder victim dies, and the space shuttle returns to space following the Challenger disaster, all on this day.