🙀 July 15 or July 17?

The Calendar Emoji comes in many shapes and sizes. Just like the rest of us. Depending on your platform, you may see any of the following calendar emoji images.

Scroll down and see what happens when viewing the Calendar Emoji on Twitter.

(more specifically, the Twitter.com desktop website, and other sites that use Twitter’s open source Twemoji images)

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That’s right, the Twemoji version of our beloved Calendar Emoji previously the date July 15 and now shows March 21. Granted, this only displays to those on the desktop (non-mobile) version of Twitter, but look at the embarrassment this caused:

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The sadness:

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…And the anger:

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Why July 15?

July 15, 2006 was the date that Twitter first launched. It turns out that just as Apple picked an important date to go on their Calendar Emoji (the day their calendar app iCal was introduced); so did Twitter.

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And so this year, if you are confused, frustrated, or upset when looking at the wrong date on Twitter, rest assured that you are not the only one.

✊ Long live July 17 #WorldEmojiDay