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Post Ideas

Wednesday

Wednesday is 'hump day'. Give some ideas what your readers could be doing at the weekend - only two more working days after today!

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

2000

On this day in 2000: Toronto Blue Jays signs Carlos Delgado to a Major League record four-year $68 million contract.

1994

On this day in 1994: In Coleman, Michigan, USA a meteorite penetrates the roof of a house.

1991

On this day in 1991: In Northern India, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurs. Two events about 1.6 seconds apart. At least 2,000 people killed, more than 1,800 injured and 18,000 buildings destroyed.

1991

On this day in 1991: Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black.

1991

On this day in 1991: The Harare Declaration lays down the membership criteria for the Commonwealth of Nations.

1991

On this day in 1991: The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.

1990

On this day in 1990: Brian Jewell, teenager in New Jersey, dies of accidental hanging while playing the part of a hanged man for a haunted hayride.

1990

On this day in 1990: Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland Athletics in four games in the 87th World Series.

1990

On this day in 1990: Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq).

1989

On this day in 1989: US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings.

1988

On this day in 1988: Reggie Rogers, Detroit Lions' number one pick, kills three by driving intoxicated.

1988

On this day in 1988: Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on Irish Republican Army.

1988

On this day in 1988: Gastineau sacks New York Jets, retires from football for personal reasons.

1988

On this day in 1988: Los Angeles first to have both NBA and baseball champions as Los Angeles Dodgers beat Oakland Athletics, four games to one in 85th World Series.

1988

On this day in 1988: Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 Steet subway station (New York City).

1987

On this day in 1987: Ten die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis, Indiana.

1987

On this day in 1987: New York subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to six months in jail.

1986

On this day in 1986: The US Mint launches the American Eagle 0.9167 fine gold bullion coin program.

1986

On this day in 1986: In the Kermadec Islands region, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurs.

1984

On this day in 1984: New York Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals.

1984

On this day in 1984: The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.

1982

On this day in 1982: During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem at least 63 people are crushed to death.

1982

On this day in 1982: Billy Martin fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

1982

On this day in 1982: The Saint Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 in Game 7, winning the World Series.

1982

On this day in 1982: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 to win their 9th World Series Championship.

1979

On this day in 1979: John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston, Massachusetts.

1979

On this day in 1979: The John F Kennedy library is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.

1973

On this day in 1973: Arab oil producers impose total oil embargo on USA.

1973

On this day in 1973: US President Richard Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of first half century.

1973

On this day in 1973: William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty.

1973

On this day in 1973: Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox dismissed by Solicitor General Bork, Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Ruckelshaus resign.

1973

On this day in 1973: The Six Million Dollar Man premieres on ABC.

1973

On this day in 1973: The Saturday Night Massacre: President Nixon fires Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.

1973

On this day in 1973: The Sydney Opera House opens.

1972

On this day in 1972: Harlow Shapley, discoverer of the Sun's position in the galaxy, dies.

1971

On this day in 1971: The Nepal stock exchange collapses.

1955

On this day in 1955: New York Yankees begin 16-game exhibition in Japan.

1955

On this day in 1955: Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings

1954

On this day in 1954: Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 1939, 1940), dies at age 51.

1951

On this day in 1951: The Johnny Bright Incident occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma

1911

On this day in 1911: Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole.

1906

On this day in 1906: William Buck Ewing hall of fame catcher (New York Giants), dies at age 67.

1906

On this day in 1906: Dr Lee DeForest demonstrates his radio tube.

1898

On this day in 1898: NC Mutual and Provident Insurance Company forms.

1891

On this day in 1891: First International six day bike race (New York Madison Square Gardens) begins.

1888

On this day in 1888: Chicago and All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand.

1883

On this day in 1883: Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile.

1883

On this day in 1883: Peru and Chile signed the Treaty of Anc=n, by which the Tarapac province was ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.

1870

On this day in 1870: In Canada, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurs, centered between Montreal and Quebec in the Saint Lawrence Valley. The shock was felt over an area estimated to be at least a million square miles including Sault Sainte Marie.

1827

On this day in 1827: Battle of Navarino - a combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian naval force in the port of Navarino in Pylos, Greece. The most important result of this battle is the end of the Greek Liberation War and the affirmation of independence of modern Greece.

1810

On this day in 1810: Jean Baptiste Bernadotte arrives in Sweden, converts to the Lutheran faith, and is given the name Prince Karl Johan.

1803

On this day in 1803: US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.

1803

On this day in 1803: United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.

1785

On this day in 1785: The Connecticut General Court authorizes coining up to 10,000 pounds of copper coins with an emblem of Liberty.

1781

On this day in 1781: Patent of Tolerance, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.

International Awareness Days

October

Black History Month

An annual observance that remembers people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.

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Births

20 Oct 1976

Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx) was born on this day in 1976.

20 Oct 1971

Dannii Minogue, Australian-born singer was born on this day in 1971.

20 Oct 1971

Snoop Dogg, American rapper was born on this day in 1971.

20 Oct 1969

Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league player was born on this day in 1969.

20 Oct 1969

Juan Gonzalez, baseball player was born on this day in 1969.

20 Oct 1966

Stefan Raab, German entertainer was born on this day in 1966.

20 Oct 1966

Allan Donald, South African cricketer was born on this day in 1966.

20 Oct 1966

Fred Coury in Johnston City, New York, USA; rocker (Cinderella - Heartbreak Station) was born on this day in 1966.

20 Oct 1965

William Zabka, American actor was born on this day in 1965.

20 Oct 1963

Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut was born on this day in 1963.

20 Oct 1961

Michie Tomizawa, Japanese Voice Actress was born on this day in 1961.

20 Oct 1961

Ian Rush, Welsh footballer was born on this day in 1961.

20 Oct 1960

Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d 2004) was born on this day in 1960.

20 Oct 1958

Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1958

Viggo Mortensen, American actor was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1958

Dave Finlay, Northern Irish professional wrestler was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1958

Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1958

Scott Hall, American professional wrestler was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1958

Ivo Pogorelich in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; pianist (1978 Casagrande winner) was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1958

Mark King; bass/vocalist (Level 42 - Standing in the Light) was born on this day in 1958.

20 Oct 1956

Danny Boyle, English film director was born on this day in 1956.

20 Oct 1955

Aaron Pryor, American boxer was born on this day in 1955.

20 Oct 1953

Tom Petty in Gainesville, Florida, USA; singer (Heartbreakers - Refugee) was born on this day in 1953.

20 Oct 1953

Keith Hernandez in San Francisco, California, USA; New York Mets' first baseman (nine golden gloves) was born on this day in 1953.

20 Oct 1951

Claudio Ranieri, Italian football player and manager was born on this day in 1951.

20 Oct 1950

Tom Petty, American musician was born on this day in 1950.

20 Oct 1949

Valeri Borzov, Ukrainian athlete was born on this day in 1949.

20 Oct 1949

Wayne Collett; American 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972) was born on this day in 1949.

20 Oct 1949

Valery Borzov in the USSR; 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972) was born on this day in 1949.

20 Oct 1948

Andrei Suraikin in the USSR; pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972) was born on this day in 1948.

20 Oct 1946

Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer, Nobel Prize laureate was born on this day in 1946.

20 Oct 1944

David Mancuso, American disc jockey was born on this day in 1944.

20 Oct 1942

Christiane Nnsslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was born on this day in 1942.

20 Oct 1942

Earl Hindman, American actor (d 2003) was born on this day in 1942.

20 Oct 1940

Kathy Kirby, British singer was born on this day in 1940.

20 Oct 1938

Iain MacMillan, Abbey Road Photographer (d 2006) was born on this day in 1938.

20 Oct 1937

Juan Marichal, baseball player was born on this day in 1937.

20 Oct 1937

Wanda Jackson in Maud, Oklahoma, USA; country singer (Let's Have a Party) was born on this day in 1937.

20 Oct 1937

Juan Marichal; baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants) was born on this day in 1937.

20 Oct 1935

Jerry Orbach, American actor (d 2004) was born on this day in 1935.

20 Oct 1932

Rosey Brown, American football player (d 2004) was born on this day in 1932.

20 Oct 1932

Roosevelt Brown in Virginia, USA; NFL hall of fame tackle (New York Giants) was born on this day in 1932.

20 Oct 1931

Mickey Mantle, baseball player (d 1995) was born on this day in 1931.

20 Oct 1931

Mickey Mantle; American baseball player (New York Yankees), home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown) (dies 1995) was born on this day in 1931.

20 Oct 1928

Joyce Brothers, American psychologist and television personality was born on this day in 1928.

20 Oct 1926

Ursula Happe in Germany; 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956) was born on this day in 1926.

20 Oct 1925

Art Buchwald, American newspaper columnist was born on this day in 1925.

20 Oct 1923

Robert Craft in Kingston, New York, USA; conductor, Stravinsky-follower was born on this day in 1923.

20 Oct 1922

John Anderson Clayton Illinois; actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp) was born on this day in 1922.

20 Oct 1921

Pierre Laporte Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script) was born on this day in 1921.

20 Oct 1918

Robert Lochner, German journalist (d 2003) was born on this day in 1918.

20 Oct 1918

Anton Diffring Koblenz Germany; actor (Assignment Vienna) was born on this day in 1918.

20 Oct 1917

Jean-Pierre Melville Paris France, director (Un Flic) was born on this day in 1917.

20 Oct 1913

Grandpa Jones, American banjo player and singer (d 1998) was born on this day in 1913.

20 Oct 1911

Will Rogers Jr actor (Down to Earth) was born on this day in 1911.

20 Oct 1908

Arlene Francis Boston Massachusetts, radio/TV hostess (What's My Line?) was born on this day in 1908.

20 Oct 1907

Arlene Francis, American television personality (d 2001) was born on this day in 1907.

20 Oct 1905

Ellery Queen, pseudonym of two American writers (d 1982) was born on this day in 1905.

20 Oct 1905

Frederic Dannay half of Ellery Queen and Barnaby Ross (Cat of Many Tales) was born on this day in 1905.

20 Oct 1904

Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (d 1986) was born on this day in 1904.

20 Oct 1904

Anna Neagle, English actress (d 1986) was born on this day in 1904.

20 Oct 1900

Wayne Morse, US Senator from Oregon (d 1974) was born on this day in 1900.

20 Oct 1900

Wayne Morse (Senator-Republican/Democrat-Oregon) was born on this day in 1900.

20 Oct 1897

Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d 1970) was born on this day in 1897.

20 Oct 1896

Nat Holman basketball coach (CCNew York) was born on this day in 1896.

20 Oct 1894

Olive Thomas, American actress (d 1920) was born on this day in 1894.

20 Oct 1893

Charley Chase, American comedian (d 1940) was born on this day in 1893.

20 Oct 1891

Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya (d 1978) was born on this day in 1891.

20 Oct 1891

James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d 1974) was born on this day in 1891.

20 Oct 1890

Jelly Roll Morton, American composer (d 1941) was born on this day in 1890.

20 Oct 1889

Margaret Dumont, American actress (d 1965) was born on this day in 1889.

20 Oct 1889

Margaret Dumont actress-Marx Brothers' foil was born on this day in 1889.

20 Oct 1887

Addison Richards Zanesville Ohio; actor (Col-Pentagon) was born on this day in 1887.

20 Oct 1882

Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d 1956) was born on this day in 1882.

20 Oct 1874

Charles Ives, American composer (d 1954) was born on this day in 1874.

20 Oct 1874

Charles Edward Ives Danbury Connecticut, composer (Holliday Quick Step) was born on this day in 1874.

20 Oct 1859

John Dewey, American philosopher (d 1952) was born on this day in 1859.

20 Oct 1859

John Dewey philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing) was born on this day in 1859.

20 Oct 1858

John Burns, English politician (d 1943) was born on this day in 1858.

20 Oct 1854

Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d 1891) was born on this day in 1854.

20 Oct 1854

Arthur Rimbaud France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations) was born on this day in 1854.

20 Oct 1823

Thomas Hughes England, author (Tom Brown's School Days) was born on this day in 1823.

20 Oct 1822

Thomas Hughes, English novelist (d 1896) was born on this day in 1822.

20 Oct 1819

Carl Mikuli, Polish pianist (d 1897) was born on this day in 1819.

20 Oct 1819

The B?b, Persian founder of the B?bf Faith (d 1850) was born on this day in 1819.

20 Oct 1819

Mirza Ali Mohammad [The B?b], forerunner of Bah?'u'll?h was born on this day in 1819.

20 Oct 1812

Austin Flint 19th century heart research pioneer was born on this day in 1812.

20 Oct 1808

Karl Andree, German geographer (d 1875) was born on this day in 1808.

20 Oct 1784

Henry John Temple; Viscount Palmerston (Whig) British Prime Minister (1855-65) was born on this day in 1784.

20 Oct 1759

Chauncey Goodrich, US Senator from Connecticut (d 1815) was born on this day in 1759.

20 Oct 1719

Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (d 1772) was born on this day in 1719.

20 Oct 1711

Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d 1795) was born on this day in 1711.

20 Oct 1677

Stanislaus I Leszczy?ski, King of Poland (d 1766) was born on this day in 1677.

20 Oct 1660

Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d 1723) was born on this day in 1660.

20 Oct 1656

Nicolas de LargilliFre, French painter (d 1746) was born on this day in 1656.

20 Oct 1632

Sir Christopher Wren, English architect (d 1723) was born on this day in 1632.

20 Oct 1632

Sir Christopher Wren England, astronomer/great architect was born on this day in 1632.

20 Oct 1620

Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d 1691) was born on this day in 1620.

20 Oct 1616

Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d 1680) was born on this day in 1616.

20 Oct 1496

Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (d 1550) was born on this day in 1496.

20 Oct 1469

Guru Nanak Dev, first Sikh Guru (d 1539) was born on this day in 1469.

20 Oct 1463

Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (d 1512) was born on this day in 1463.

20 Oct 1435

Andrea Della Robbia Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca was born on this day in 1435.

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