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Fan Tweet Thursday: Washington’s Dentist

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A fan-submitted tweet from Sean Tucker, who must be a big fan of “Jorge Washington.”


JW (George Washingon): You drunkenly go to a carpenter for dental work ONE time…

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Twitter Historian on August 6th 2009 in 1700s, Submitted

A Tweet Dated: July 4, 1776

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KingGeorge3 (King George III): Nothing interesting happened today
Written/submitted by: Camilo Suárez (thanks!)

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Twitter Historian on July 4th 2009 in 1700s

Historical Conversations Noted in Twitter Presentation

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Just got an email from Boise, ID-based branding/marketing company Tricycle, who tipped us off to a presentation they recently gave, that featured some twitterstorical conversations.  Really funny stuff.  You can even watch them give the presenation on YouTube.

A few slides from their presentation:

More after the break:

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Twitter Historian on June 11th 2009 in 1700s, Comically Old, Submitted

Marie Antoinette: Let Them Tweet Cake!

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Marie Antoinette: Thinking of opening a cake store. It will make a killing. (from LetThemTweetCake)

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Twitter Historian on June 9th 2009 in 1700s

John Hancock Tweets Big

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Time

We’re honored to report that TIME Magazine (well, their blog) reviewed Historical Tweets today, and wrote some nice things:

“History is a funny thing. Take the Pilgrims, for example. Not only do they look ridiculous — (hat buckles? really?) — but you can make fun of them without fear of accidentally offending someone. This is the brilliance of the website HistoricalTweets.com.”

Not only did writer Claire Suddath like our site, but she and the TIME team wrote some of their own.  It seemed like a good opportunity to come back with more historical updates.  We’ll be sprinkling their creations in with our own.  Hope you enjoy them.

Here’s the first, from Declaration of Independence overachiever John Hancock:


JOHNHANCOCK: Why did everyone write so small? Now I look like a jerk.
Written by: Claire Suddath (TIME Magazine)

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Twitter Historian on June 8th 2009 in 1700s


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