On This Day September 19
1957 – Scientists detonate a 1.8 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site, a 1,375-square-mile research center located north of Las Vegas. The test, known as Rainier, marks the first fully contained underground detonation and produces no radioactive fallout.
1985 – Mother Nature deals Mexico City a devastating one-two punch. A powerful earthquake and almost equally powerful aftershock rock the Mexican capital, killing nearly 10,000 people, injuring 30,000 and causing billions of dollars in damage.
1948 – Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor Jeremy Irons (“Brideshead Revisited,” “Reversal of Fortune,” “Kafka,” “The House of the Spirits,” “The Lion King,” “Die Hard With a Vengeance,” “Margin Call,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity”)
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Season 1)
Starring Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman
ER, Season 1
Starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Juliana Margulies, and Eriq La Salle