(Friday, September 19, 1986, noon EDT) — Blue Velvet, a mystery crime film about a small-town boy who unearths a world of corruption when he stumbles upon a severed ear, opened today at the Baronet Bay Cinema theaters in New York City (three weeks after premiering at the Montréal World Film Festival on Aug. 30, 1986).
Directed by David Lynch, the film starred Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, George Dickerson and Dean Stockwell.
Video: 'Great Speeches: George Washington's Farewell Address'
(Monday September 19, 1796) — With less than six months left of his second and final term of office, U.S. President George Washington’s Farewell Address was published today as an open letter to the public.
In it, America’s first chief executive advised, “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”