NBC CHICAGO: World Emoji Day: Why It Falls on July 17

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NBC Chicago is reporting, “If you’ve browsed through social media today, especially Twitter, chances are you’ve seen many of your friends and favorite brands celebrating #WorldEmojiDay by sharing their favorite symbols.

But if you’re left wondering why it falls on July 17 of all days, the answer is quite simple: July 17, 2002 was the day Apple unveiled its iCal app at MacWorld 2002. The iOS calendar emoji is a daily flip calendar set to July 17, the app’s “birthday.”…”

 

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