On the first of 2022, I started back up with my daily On This Day (OTD) tweets over on my Twitter account, @LinConspirators. While I know it’s not the same as more regular postings here on the blog of in-depth research, with my busy work, life, and family responsibilities it’s been hard to find time to really research. Hopefully these collective tidbits from the last month will be enough to appease you all.
Taking inspiration from one of my favorite books, John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux, I’m documenting a different Lincoln assassination or Booth family event each day on my Twitter account. In addition to my daily #OTD (On This Day) tweets, each Sunday I’ll be posting them here for the past week. If you click on any of the pictures in the tweet, it will take you to its individual tweet page on Twitter where you can click to make the images larger and easier to see. Since Twitter limits the number of characters you can type in a tweet, I often include text boxes as pictures to provide more information. I hope you enjoy reading about the different events that happened over the last week.
NOTE: After weeks of creating posts with multiple embedded tweets, this site’s homepage now tends to crash from trying to load all the different posts with all the different tweets at once. So, to help fix this, I’ve made it so that those viewing this post on the main page have to click the “Continue Reading” button below to load the full post with tweets. Even after you open the post in a separate page, it may still take awhile for the tweets to load completely. Using the Chrome browser seems to be the best way to view the tweets, but may still take a second to switch from just text to the whole tweet with pictures.
Dave Taylor (@LinConspirators) January 21, 2022
Dave Taylor (@LinConspirators) January 22, 2022
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Dave Taylor (@LinConspirators) January 23, 2022
Dave Taylor (@LinConspirators) January 25, 2022
Dave Taylor (@LinConspirators) January 26, 2022
Here are a few other tweets from this week that I thought might interest folks, starting with a tweet that made me “go viral” on Twitter for a few days. I ended up getting over 8,000 retweets, 60,000 likes, and over 4 million people ended up seeing it. It was very unreal.
The death of Lincoln is a dark time in our past but works to shed light on the present. By learning about John Wilk… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Dave Taylor (@LinConspirators) January 14, 2022
Now here’s some of the other, non date related tweets that you might enjoy:
Bob Bowser (@HvyMtlHistory) January 21, 2022
That brings us up to today. Next Sunday I’ll write another post covering the #OTD tweets from this coming week. If you don’t want to wait until then and want to know each anniversary on the day it happens, follow me on Twitter! My username is @LinConspirators (Twitter has a character limit not only for tweets, but for usernames as well so I had to condense it). Even if you don’t want to join Twitter, you can still see my tweets by just visiting my Twitter page on the web. You can also see my tweets by looking at the sidebar of this website if you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, or at the bottom if you are visiting on a mobile device.
Until next week!