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.
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