At Credo we understand the need for libraries to write interesting social media content to engage your users and raise awareness of valuable resources and services. That’s why we’ve created this monthly blog post with social media posts featuring interesting observances, trivia, this-day-in-history, and humor that your library can copy/paste to your own feed with no attribution necessary.
P.S.: the images here are all in the public domain (mostly from Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons), so feel free to take advantage of them when you post!
At age 14, Edward III is crowned King of England #onthisday in 1327. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Edward%20III
It’s #GroundhogDay! Will the groundhog see its shadow?
#Onthisday in Switzerland, the world’s first commercial cheese factory was established in 1815. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Switzerland
Sultan Mehmed II, also known as the Conqueror, inherits the Ottoman Empire’s throne #onthisday in 1451. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Ottoman%20Empire
It’s Thank a Mailman Day! Let’s celebrate and appreciate the efforts of mail carriers who stepped up despite the unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic.
#Onthisday in 1631, Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, arrived in Boston from England. Learn more about the founder’s accomplishments and influence in @credoreference. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?concept=Roger%20Williams
Happy birthday, Bob Marley! The singer was one of the early pioneers of reggae music, which originated in Jamaica. What is your favorite song by Bob Marley? https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Bob%20Marley
Touchdown! Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Tune in and root for your favorite team’s victory. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Sports
#Onthisday in 1965, the Supremes, which included the legendary Diana Ross, released the classic “Stop in the Name of Love.” https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Diana%20Ross
Happy National Pizza Day! Did you know that the average American eats about 23 pounds of pizza yearly? Let’s celebrate by grabbing a slice from your favorite pizzeria or restaurant. What’s your favorite pizza topping? https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Pizza
#Onthisday in 1949, Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opened at Morosco Theater in New York City. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Death%20of%20a%20Salesman
The mysterious death of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus #onthisday in 55 A.D, the heir to the Roman Emperorship, allowed Nero, the fifth Roman emperor and the last representative of Rome’s first imperial dynasty, the Julio-Claudians, to become Emperor. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?concept=Nero
Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln! Known as the “Great Emancipator,” the United States’ 16th president was born in a log cabin on the Kentucky frontier, near Hodgenville, on this day in 1809. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Abraham%20Lincoln
Happy Galentine’s Day! The holiday originates from Parks and Recreation and celebrates female friendships.
Galileo Galilei, one of the first to use the telescope for astronomical observations, arrived in Rome #onthisday in 1633 for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that Earth revolves around the Sun. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Galileo
Happy Valentine’s Day! The holiday celebrates St. Valentine, who was believed to have been a Roman priest who was martyred on this day around 270. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Valentine%E2%80%99s%20Day
It’s Presidents’ Day! Today we celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?concept=President
Happy Mardi Gras! Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” the holiday celebrates the last day before Lent’s fasting season. Celebrators are usually seen in a riot of parades and throngs of laughing, drinking, dancing people in the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Mardi%20Gras
Happy National Pancake Day! Also known as Shrove Tuesday, it signifies the last day of gorging before Lent’s fasting period. What is your favorite type of pancakes?
It’s Random Act of Kindness Day!
Happy National Drink Wine Day! Did you know the earliest archaeological evidence of winemaking dates to 8,000 years ago, and wine is mentioned in early Egyptian inscriptions and in the literature of many lands? Discover more about wine and winemaking in @credoreference. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Wine
#Onthisday in 1878, Thomas Edison, U.S. electrical engineer and inventor, was granted a patent for his gramophone, also known as the phonograph. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Thomas%20Edison
It’s National Muffin Day! Let’s celebrate by biting into your favorite muffin.
The Communist Manifesto is published in London #onthisday in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Karl%20Marx
Wilt Chamberlain, considered one of the greatest offensive players, becomes the first NBA basketball player to score 25,000 points #onthisday in 1968. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Basketball
#Onthisday in 1793, the first U.S. Cabinet meeting was held at military leader and first president of the United States George Washington’s home. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?concept=George%20Washington
Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor #onthisday in 364 A.D. and held the title from 364 to 375 A.D. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?concept=Ancient%20Rome
The first National Woman’s Day is observed in the U.S. #onthisday in 1909. The celebration is in honor of the garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.