Credo Social Media Posts for December 2021

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!

December 1

#OnThisDay in 1959, 12 nations, including the U.S. and the Soviet Union, signed the Antarctic Treaty, the first arms agreement signed during the Cold War that bans all military activity and weapons on the continent. Learn more about the Cold War at Credo Reference.

December 2

Lather up! 🧼 It’s #NationalHandwashingAwareness Week! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls handwashing “a do-it-yourself vaccine.” Learn more about good hygiene at Credo Reference.

December 3

“STELLA!” #OnThisDay in 1947, A Streetcar Named Desire electrifies audiences and introduces the world to a mesmerizing young actor, Marlon Brando. Learn more about Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams at Credo Reference.

December 5

A routine 3-hour training mission turns disastrous #onthisday in 1945, when 5 U.S. Navy bombers and their 14 crew disappear over the #BermudaTriangle. Aliens? 👽 Or just a case of navigational errors? Discover more at Credo Reference.

December 7

A date which will live in infamy. #OnThisDay in 1941, Japanese warplanes swarmed the U.S. naval base at the Hawaiian island of Oahu, drawing the U.S. into World War II. Learn more about the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor at Credo Reference.

December 9 

YUM! 😋 It’s #NationalPastryDay! As if you needed a special occasion to stop by your local bakery and pick up one or two of your favorite baked delicacies! 🥮

December 11

#OnThisDay in 1936, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson. Find out more about the Abdication Crisis at Credo Reference.

December 12

#OnThisDay in 1980, American oil tycoon Armand Hammer paid $5,126,000 for a notebook containing writings by Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Discover more about da Vinci at Credo Reference.

December 13

“Partisan rancor must now be put aside.” Following weeks of legal battles and a presidency that hinged on counting hanging chads, Vice President Al Gore concedes to George W. Bush #OnThisDay. Learn more about Bush v Gore at Credo Reference.

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