Posts Tagged “1999”

Panama Gets the Panama Canal

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FACT OF THE DAY: It was 19 years ago today that Panama FINALLY gained control of the Panama Canal. December 31, 1999 (1 day before Y2K) was the day the United States handed over control of the canal to Panama for the first time. This was done in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties.

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Who Is Shigetaka Kurita?

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Shigetaka Kurita

FACT OF THE DAY:  Who is Shigetaka Kurita and why do you already know who he is (even if you think you don’t)? Kurita holds the distinction of being the person who created the very first emoji! While working in Japan in 1999, he designed the 175 pixel emoji that would eventually start a world-wide craze.

 

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