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Forgotten History Video - April 28, 2017

Dear friends,

Are you familiar with emoticons or Emojis, as the kids say? ;) :( :0 Well, once you see The Emoji Movie this summer, you will!

We've seen them in countless emails and texts over the years, but did you know that emoticons have been around way before the creation of computers or cell phones?

Today's video reveals the history of this textual emoting phenomenon.

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The History of Earth Day

The 1st Earth Day was on April 22, 1970, gathering 20 million Americans and began modern environmentalism. Many Acts and Laws were born out of this to protect our planet.

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The History of Emoticons

You might think emoticons a relatively new "Internet" phenomenon, but evidence suggests they date back to the 19th century. Watch and learn more.

Watch It Now: The History of Emoticons


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