Archive for August, 2009

Blast from the Past: Custer Tweets

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Historical Tweets is hitting the books and taking short hiatus this week.

We’ll be re-posting some of our favorite (but not most viewed) tweets, because, as you well know, those who don’t understand Historical Tweets are doomed to repeat them.


@sitting_bull I warn in advance, this battle will make me famous.
[originally posted October 5th 2008]

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Twitter Historian on August 24th 2009 in 1800s

Fan Tweet Thursday: The New Twestament

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Twitterstorian Ryan Day found this Biblical tweet:


Tarsus4Life (Paul of Tarsus): @apollos RE: What you wrote on bathroom wall. It’s spelled G-E-N-T-I-L-E-S. I, Paul, am preacher to the GENTILES. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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Twitter Historian on August 20th 2009 in Biblical Tweets, Submitted

Hippocrates Swears He’ll Get What’s Coming to Him

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Hippocrates: Still no royalty check from ER, House, or Grey’s. Lawyer’s on it, but I’m getting madder and madder with each episode.

From Wikipedia: “The Hippocratic Oath is an oath traditionally taken by doctors swearing to ethically practice medicine. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, in the 4th century BC.”

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Twitter Historian on August 18th 2009 in Comically Old, Entertainment

Cleopatra’s Vanity Tweet

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real miss cleo (Cleopatra): Hate to seem vain, but my manservants keep pointing behind me and yelling “killer ass”

From Wikipedia: “Cleopatra died from an asp bite.”

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Twitter Historian on August 17th 2009 in Comically Old

Harpo Marx Tweets as Much as He Talks

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Harpo Marx:

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Twitter Historian on August 14th 2009 in 1900-1950


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