On this day: September 19

Posted: 0:48 AM EDT Sep 19, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Sep 19, 2014

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 - Mariano Rivera
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2011: Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all time saves leader with 602. He ended up with 652 career saves by the time he retired following the 2013 season.

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