Thanks, Obama!

1. That time a plane landed in the Hudson river.

That time a plane landed in the Hudson river.

View this image › Jānis Krūms @jkrums – There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.

2. The guy who accidentally live-tweeted the JSOC raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

Sohaib Athar @ReallyVirtual

Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).

3. The guy who broke this bit of news.

Keith Urbahn @keithurbahn

So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.

4. The time “Twttr” co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet.

Jack Dorsey @jack

just setting up my twttr

5. This tweet after the largest democratic election in history.

Narendra Modi @narendramodi

India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।

6. The time the CIA joined Twitter.


We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

7. And that time Wikileaks pwned the CIA.


Thank you for the @Twitter welcome! We look forward to sharing great #unclassified content with you.

WikiLeaks @wikileaks

@CIA We look forward to sharing great classified info about you More:

8. That time this carefully orchestrated PR stunt became the most retweeted tweet of all time.

Barack Obama @BarackObama

Four more years.

10. The times Brian Acton tweeted about being turned down by both Facebook and Twitter. 5 years later Acton sold Whatsapp to Facebook for $19 Billion.

Brian Acton @brianacton

Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life's next adventure.

Brian Acton @brianacton

Got denied by Twitter HQ. That's ok. Would have been a long commute.

11. That time the Phoenix team found water on Mars.

MarsPhoenix @MarsPhoenix

Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, *WATER ICE* on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!!

12. That time an astronaut sent the first tweet from space.

TJ Creamer @Astro_TJ

Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! đŸ™‚ More soon, send your ?s

13. That time the curiosity rover landed on Mars and got sassy.

Curiosity Rover @MarsCuriosity

I'm safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!! #MSL

14. That time we fell really in love for real with Commander Chris Hadfield.

William Shatner @WilliamShatner

@Cmdr_Hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB

Chris Hadfield @Cmdr_Hadfield

@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface.

15. That time a climber sent the first tweet from the summit of Everest. (Larsen’s tweet was the first, not this one by Kenton Cool, as many believe.

Eric Larsen @ELexplore

Everest summit! -Sent with @DeLormeGPS Earthmate PN-60w

16. That time a student tweeted about being arrested in Egypt, which led to his release after friends raised the alarm.

James Buck @jamesbuck


17. That time Lance Armstrong played Cards Against Humanity.

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