We’ve covered word nerds; now, follow a few twitter accounts that will satisfy your historical curiosity.
1. Tweets of Old
These tweets, which contain actual lines from old newspapers, are very entertaining—and tell us a lot about the people of yesteryear.
2. John Quincy Adams
If you've ever wanted to read our sixth President's diary, this Twitter account is for you.
3. Girls Own Advice
These tweets are, according to the bio, "genuine replies from 1880s and 1890s problem pages." Some are wise. Some are weird. Some are enough to make us glad we live in a modern day and age.
4. Slate Vault
The official Twitter account of Slate's The Vault Blog is interesting in its own right.
5. Weird History
Exactly what it sounds like, and quite delightful. The tweeter even makes a point to publish old articles featuring names that are famous today.
Excellent vintage photos!
7. British Pathé
Tweets featuring videos from the now-defunct Pathé News.
8. Public Domain Review
Fascinating findings from videos and documents in the public domain.
9. Michael Beschloss
Fun facts from a presidential historian.
This account, which covers Victorian Popular Culture, is run by Bob Nicholson, a lecturer at Edgehill University in the UK.
11. Today in History
You could visit Wikipedia ... or you could follow this Twitter account.
12. NASA History
13. SI Vault
14. Today’s Document
One excellent historical document a day, direct from the National Archives.
15. Papers of GW
Parts of letters and other tidbits from our first president's papers.
What history-obsessed Twitter accounts do you follow? We'll do a follow-up with some of your favorites that we didn't mention here.