On this day: September 19

Posted: 12:48 AM EDT Sep 19, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Sep 19, 2015

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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