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Post Ideas

Tuesday

Today is Tuesday! We might only be two days into the working week but why not get your audience motivated with some words of wisdom.

Tips and Techniques

Give your audience a helpful tip or technique that shows how much you know about your industry. Better still, share tips that your customers have already posted on social media.

Free Resources

We all love free stuff, and your followers do too. Share links to free resources that you know about, even if they weren't created by you.

Life If

Ask your followers a "Like if / Share if" post, which gives them a choice of options. Great for engagement.

Historic Events

1998

On this day in 1998: The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1998

On this day in 1998: The Supreme Court of Canada states Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

1998

On this day in 1998: The Supreme Court of Canada states Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

1998

On this day in 1998: U.S. embassy bombings: The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1997

On this day in 1997: Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people killed, 15 kidnapped.

1997

On this day in 1997: Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people killed, 15 kidnapped.

1994

On this day in 1994: In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance at the Neal Blaisdell Arena, a female elephant named Tyke crushes her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators.

1994

On this day in 1994: Circus elephant trainer Allen Campbell is crushed to death in Honolulu, Hawaii, by the performing elephant Tyke.

1993

On this day in 1993: After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords were signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the next month.

1992

On this day in 1992: Kristiansund's connection to the main land of Norway, Krifast, opens.

1992

On this day in 1992: The Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas renominates U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle. Pat Buchanan, one of Bush's opponents in the primaries, delivers a controversial convention speech, in which he refers to a religious war in the country.

1991

On this day in 1991: More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup that deposed President Mikhail Gorbachev.

1991

On this day in 1991: Estonia declares independence from the Soviet Union.

1991

On this day in 1991: Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at age 90.

1991

On this day in 1991: Collapse of the Soviet Union: More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev. Estonia reclaimed its independence and seceded from the Soviet Union. Estonia had been occupied by the Soviets for more than 50 years.

1990

On this day in 1990: George Steinbrenner steps down as New York Yankees owner.

1990

On this day in 1990: New York Yankees' player Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 home runs (approx 132 at bat).

1990

On this day in 1990: Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields).

1989

On this day in 1989: In Ethiopia, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurs.

1989

On this day in 1989: Fifty-one people die when the Marchioness pleasure boat collides with a barge on the River Thames adjacent to Southwark Bridge.

1989

On this day in 1989: In Beverly Hills, California, Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot and kill their wealthy parents.

1988

On this day in 1988: Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21).

1988

On this day in 1988: In the Nepal-India border region, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurs. 721 people killed, 6,553 injured and 64,470 buildings damaged in eastern Nepal. At least 277 people killed, thousands injured and extensive damage in northern Bihar, India. Felt in large parts of northern India from Delhi to the Burma border and in much of Bangladesh.

1988

On this day in 1988: Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1986

On this day in 1986: In Edmond, Oklahoma, United States Postal Service employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers before committing suicide.

1986

On this day in 1986: In Edmond, Oklahoma, US Postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.

1985

On this day in 1985: Hanspeter Beck of South Australia finishes a 3,875-mile, 51-day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle.

1985

On this day in 1985: First National League pitcher to strike out 200+ in first two seasons (Dwight Goodin).

1985

On this day in 1985: Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists.

1985

On this day in 1985: Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of the US.

1982

On this day in 1982: Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress, dies in Vienna Austria at age 53 of bone cancer.

1982

On this day in 1982: A multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the PLO withdrawal from Lebanon.

1982

On this day in 1982: Don Lever becomes the first captain of the New Jersey Devils.

1982

On this day in 1982: Lebanese Civil War: A multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the PLO withdrawal from Lebanon.

1980

On this day in 1980: Reinhold Messner of Italy is first to make solo ascent of Mount Everest.

1980

On this day in 1980: United Nations Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital.

1980

On this day in 1980: New York Yankees' Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, second straight day.

1978

On this day in 1978: Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London, England.

1978

On this day in 1978: Mark Vinchesi of Amherst, Massachusetts keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds.

1975

On this day in 1975: Soviet-made Il-62 airliner crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126.

1975

On this day in 1975: Viking program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

1974

On this day in 1974: Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph).

1971

On this day in 1971: FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.

1955

On this day in 1955: First airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph) - HA Hanes, Palmdale, California, USA.

1955

On this day in 1955: Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria.

1955

On this day in 1955: In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria, raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.

1953

On this day in 1953: The Soviet Union acknowledges that it had tested the hydrogen bomb.

1912

On this day in 1912: Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect.

1912

On this day in 1912: Washington Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0 in six innings.

1900

On this day in 1900: Japan's primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling.

1888

On this day in 1888: Mutineers imprison Emin Pasha at Dufile.

1882

On this day in 1882: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.

1882

On this day in 1882: Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.

1866

On this day in 1866: President Andrew Johnson officially declares the American Civil War to be ended.

1865

On this day in 1865: President Johnson proclaims an end to insurrection in Texas.

1833

On this day in 1833: Nat Turner leads his revolt against the Southern plantation owners of Southampton County, Virginia

1804

On this day in 1804: Charles Floyd only fatality of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

1804

On this day in 1804: Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery, exploring the Louisiana Purchase, suffers its only death when Sergeant Charles Floyd dies, apparently from acute appendicitis.

1794

On this day in 1794: General Mad Anthony Wayne routes Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio.

1794

On this day in 1794: Battle of Fallen Timbers - American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.

1781

On this day in 1781: George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis.

International Awareness Days

August 20

World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

August 21

World Senior Citizens Day

The World Senior Citizen's Day is celebrated on the 21st of August each year. It was first proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1990.

August 23

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade.

August 20

National Senior Citizens Day

August 21

National Tooth Fairy Day

August 22

National Sponge Cake Day

August 23

National Waffle Day

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Births

20 Aug 1976

Chris Drury, American hockey player was born on this day in 1976.

20 Aug 1974

Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist was born on this day in 1974.

20 Aug 1973

Todd Helton, baseball player was born on this day in 1973.

20 Aug 1970

Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit) was born on this day in 1970.

20 Aug 1970

John Carmack, American computer game programmer was born on this day in 1970.

20 Aug 1968

Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer was born on this day in 1968.

20 Aug 1966

Dimebag Darrell, American guitarist (Pantera and Damageplan) (d. 2004) was born on this day in 1966.

20 Aug 1965

KRS-One, American rapper was born on this day in 1965.

20 Aug 1964

Giuseppe Giannini in Rome, Italy; soccer player (Rome A Team). was born on this day in 1964.

20 Aug 1962

Sophie Aldred, English actress was born on this day in 1962.

20 Aug 1962

James Marsters, American actor was born on this day in 1962.

20 Aug 1961

Greg Egan, Australian author was born on this day in 1961.

20 Aug 1961

Rick Rael; heavy metal rocker. was born on this day in 1961.

20 Aug 1958

Lenny Henry; British comedian (Three of a Kind). was born on this day in 1958.

20 Aug 1957

Cindy Nicholas in Canada; swimmer, swam English Channel 19 times. was born on this day in 1957.

20 Aug 1957

Jim Bullseye Bowen; British TV game show host. was born on this day in 1957.

20 Aug 1956

Joan Allen, American actress was born on this day in 1956.

20 Aug 1955

Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and writer was born on this day in 1955.

20 Aug 1954

Al Roker, American television broadcaster was born on this day in 1954.

20 Aug 1953

Peter Horton in Bellevue, Washington, USA; actor (Gary-30 Something). was born on this day in 1953.

20 Aug 1952

John Hiatt, American musician was born on this day in 1952.

20 Aug 1951

Greg Bear, American author was born on this day in 1951.

20 Aug 1949

Phil Lynott, Irish musician (d. 1986) was born on this day in 1949.

20 Aug 1948

Robert Plant, English singer (Led Zeppelin) was born on this day in 1948.

20 Aug 1948

Robert Plant; rocker (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven). was born on this day in 1948.

20 Aug 1946

Connie Chung, American journalist was born on this day in 1946.

20 Aug 1946

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman was born on this day in 1946.

20 Aug 1946

Connie Chung in Washington, DC, USA; TV newscaster (NBC, CBS). was born on this day in 1946.

20 Aug 1944

Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1991) was born on this day in 1944.

20 Aug 1944

Graig Nettles; third baseman (New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians). was born on this day in 1944.

20 Aug 1944

Rajiv Gandhi; Prime Minister of India (1984-1991). was born on this day in 1944.

20 Aug 1943

Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in 1943.

20 Aug 1942

Isaac Hayes, American singer, songwriter, and actor was born on this day in 1942.

20 Aug 1942

Hans-Joachim Klein in Germany; 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964). was born on this day in 1942.

20 Aug 1942

Isaac Hayes; composer (Shaft). was born on this day in 1942.

20 Aug 1941

Slobodan Milo?evi?, President of Serbia (d. 2006) was born on this day in 1941.

20 Aug 1941

Robin Oakley, British journalist was born on this day in 1941.

20 Aug 1941

Slobodan Milosevic; president of Yugoslovia (dies 2006). was born on this day in 1941.

20 Aug 1941

William H Gray III in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Pennsylvania, 1978-). was born on this day in 1941.

20 Aug 1940

RubTn Hinojosa, American politician was born on this day in 1940.

20 Aug 1939

Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and presidential candidate was born on this day in 1939.

20 Aug 1938

Jean-Loup ChrTtien; first French traveler in space (on Soyuz T-6). was born on this day in 1938.

20 Aug 1937

Andrei Konchalovsky, Russian film director was born on this day in 1937.

20 Aug 1937

George Thoma in Germany; cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960). was born on this day in 1937.

20 Aug 1936

Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born on this day in 1936.

20 Aug 1935

Ron Paul, American politician was born on this day in 1935.

20 Aug 1935

Justin Tubb in San Antonio, Texas, USA; country singer (Grand Ole Opry). was born on this day in 1935.

20 Aug 1934

Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen was born on this day in 1934.

20 Aug 1933

George Mitchell; American politician (Senator-Democrat-Maine, Senate Whip 1989-). was born on this day in 1933.

20 Aug 1932

Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist was born on this day in 1932.

20 Aug 1932

Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in 1932.

20 Aug 1931

Don King, American boxing promoter was born on this day in 1931.

20 Aug 1931

Don King; boxing promoter, shocking hairstyle. was born on this day in 1931.

20 Aug 1923

Jim Reeves, American singer (d. 1964) was born on this day in 1923.

20 Aug 1921

Jacqueline Susann Philadelphia Pennsylvania, author (Valley of the Dolls). was born on this day in 1921.

20 Aug 1920

Istv?n Sziv=s Hungary, water polo player (Olympic-gold-1976). was born on this day in 1920.

20 Aug 1918

Jacqueline Susann, American novelist (d. 1974) was born on this day in 1918.

20 Aug 1913

Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neurobiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1994) was born on this day in 1913.

20 Aug 1910

Eero Saarinen, Finnish architect (d. 1961) was born on this day in 1910.

20 Aug 1908

Al Lopez, baseball player and manager (d. 2005) was born on this day in 1908.

20 Aug 1908

Alfonso Lopez baseball player (American League Manager of the year 1959). was born on this day in 1908.

20 Aug 1907

Alan Reed New York City; actor (Mr Adams and Eve/voice (Fred Flintstone). was born on this day in 1907.

20 Aug 1907

Shirley Booth New York City, actress (Hazel-Hazel, A Touch of Grace). was born on this day in 1907.

20 Aug 1905

Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973) was born on this day in 1905.

20 Aug 1905

Jack Teagarden, American musician (d. 1964) was born on this day in 1905.

20 Aug 1901

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968) was born on this day in 1901.

20 Aug 1901

Salvatore Quasimodo Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel Prize 1959). was born on this day in 1901.

20 Aug 1897

Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian writer (d. 1970) was born on this day in 1897.

20 Aug 1890

H. P. Lovecraft, American writer (d. 1937) was born on this day in 1890.

20 Aug 1881

Edgar Guest, English poet (d. 1959) was born on this day in 1881.

20 Aug 1881

Edgar Albert Guest Detroit Michigan, poet/newspaperman. was born on this day in 1881.

20 Aug 1873

Eliel Saarinen Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Michigan). was born on this day in 1873.

20 Aug 1860

Raymond PoincarT, French statesman (d. 1934) was born on this day in 1860.

20 Aug 1860

Raymond PoincarT in France; Prime Minister (1912), president. was born on this day in 1860.

20 Aug 1847

Boles?aw Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912) was born on this day in 1847.

20 Aug 1845

St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916) was born on this day in 1845.

20 Aug 1833

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901) was born on this day in 1833.

20 Aug 1833

Benjamin Harrison in North Bend, Ohio, USA; (Republican) 23rd President (1889-1893). was born on this day in 1833.

20 Aug 1785

Oliver Hazard Perry US Naval hero (We have met the enemy). was born on this day in 1785.

20 Aug 1779

J?ns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (d. 1848) was born on this day in 1779.

20 Aug 1778

Bernardo O'Higgins won independence for Chile. was born on this day in 1778.

20 Aug 1719

Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (d. 1783) was born on this day in 1719.

20 Aug 1719

Charles-Frantois de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791) was born on this day in 1719.

20 Aug 1710

Thomas Simpson, British mathematician (d. 1761) was born on this day in 1710.

20 Aug 1632

Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on this day in 1632.

20 Aug 1625

Thomas Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1709) was born on this day in 1625.

20 Aug 1561

Jacopo Peri, Italian composer (d. 1633) was born on this day in 1561.

20 Aug 1517

Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French church leader (d. 1586) was born on this day in 1517.

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