On This Day — 10 July

Posted on: Mon 10 Jul 2017

From its humble beginnings as a symbol of happiness and joy to its sarcastic use in email and online-messaging services, the smiley face has become a defining symbol of this century.

Breakfast Producer Milly Schultz-Boylen joined Jennie Lenman in the studio to discuss the birth of its creator, Harvey Ross Ball in 1921, the legacy of this icon and other fascinating events on this day in history.


Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Image sourced from Flickr


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