1921 – Born on the 10th of July in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1959 – Started his own business, Harvey Ball Advertising.
1973 – Retired as a Brigadier General.
1979 – He retired as a full colonel.
1999 – Awarded the Bronze Star for heroism during the Battle of Okinawa.
He was awarded the Veteran of the Year award from the Worcester Veterans Council.
1963 – He invented the Smiley.
1971 – Smiley Face buttons were sold, and the smiley has been described as an international icon.
2001 – Died on 12th of April because of liver failure.