On this day: September 19

POSTED: 10:48 PM Sep 18 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM 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 - No Nukes concert
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1979: The first of five No Nukes concerts takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concerts were organized by Musicians United for Safe Energy, an activist group against the use of nuclear energy founded by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall. The concerts included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Browne, Raitt, James Taylor, Carly Simon and Crosby, Stills and Nash.


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