Smiley was created and first e-moted today, 19 September 1982 at 11:44 am. Join us at the end of the Pausch Bridge as we celebrate :-)
Scott Fahlman, Smiley's "Father", will be on hand! In 1982, he proposed the use of :-) and :-( in posts and Email messages. These are regarded as the first internet emoticons, and the text-only ancestors of today’s graphical emojis.