Credo Social Media Posts for December 2022

Credo Social Media Posts for December 2022

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 their 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 1913, the first moving assembly line for the mass production of automobiles was launched by Henry Ford. The innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from over 12 hours to 1 hour and 33 minutes. Learn more at Credo Reference

Model T Ford

December 3

#Onthisday in 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the U.S. Did you know Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery? Learn more about the Prairie State at Credo Reference. 


December 3

Happy birthday, ​​Brendan Fraser! In the film, Dudley Do-Right, Fraser played a Royal Canadian Mountie. In real life, Fraser’s grandfather actually was a Mountie! Learn more about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Credo Reference.

Brendan Fraser

December 4

#Onthisday in 1881, the first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published. Learn more about the evolution of journalism throughout history at Credo Reference.

Los Angeles Times

December 5

Today marks the anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, launched to protest racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery #onthisday in 1955. Learn more about this significant event in the history of the civil rights movement at Credo Reference.

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

December 6

#Onthisday in 2006, NASA shared photographs captured by their spacecraft that suggested the presence of water on Mars. Learn more about NASA at Credo Reference.


December 7

#Onthisday in 1942, Pearl Harbor was bombed, consequently pulling the United States into World War II. Learn more about this solemn day of remembrance at Credo Reference. 

Pearl Harbor

December 8

#Onthisday in 1813, Beethoven premiered his Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92, in the ballroom of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace to benefit the soldiers wounded in the battle of Hanau. Learn more about the German composer at Credo Reference.


December 9

It’s National Llama Day! These adorable creatures may be having a moment in the U.S., but they’ve been celebrated in South America for millennia. Learn more about these members of the camelid family at Credo Reference.


December 10

Before there was Google, there was the Encyclopedia Britannica, published in Edinburgh #onthisday in 1768. Learn more about these compendiums of knowledge at Credo Reference.

Encyclopedia Britannica

December 11

#Onthisday in 1972, Apollo 17 became the final Apollo mission to land on the Moon. Learn more about the Apollo space mission at Credo Reference. 

Apollo mission

December 13 

It’s National Ice Cream Day, proving that ice cream hits the spot no matter how cold it is outside. Learn more about the history of ice cream at Credo Reference.

ice cream sundae

December 14

Today is Monkey Day, an entire day put aside to celebrate our simian cousins! Learn more about these primates hanging around our family tree at Credo Reference. 


December 15

The United States Bill of Rights became law #onthisday in 1791. Learn more about these first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution at Credo Reference.

U.S. Constitution

December 16

Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Okay, maybe not anything. (We’re looking at you, jalapeño). Learn more about this sweet treat at Credo Reference.

melted chocolate

December 17

The United States Air Force ended its Project Blue Book—code name for their study of unidentified flying objects—#onthisday in 1969. Learn more about UFOs at Credo Reference.

flying saucer UFO

December 19

Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights, died of tuberculosis #onthisday in 1848. Learn more about the English novelist and poet at Credo Reference. 

Emily Brontë

December 20

Today is Sacagawea Day. Carrying her infant son on her back, she served as a guide and translator for Lewis and Clark, covering more than 2,700 miles on foot, in canoes, and on horseback. Learn more about their expedition at Credo Reference. 

Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark

December 21

Today marks the period when half of Earth is tilted the farthest away from the sun—a.k.a., the first day of winter! Learn more about the changing seasons at Credo Reference.


December 23

Can you hear me now? Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear after an argument with Paul Gauguin #onthisday in 1888. Learn more about the Dutch painter at Credo Reference.

Vincent van Gogh

December 25

Merry Christmas to all who observe the sacred Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Learn more about Christmas at Credo Reference. 

Jesus and Mary in the manger

December 26

Happy Kwanzaa! Learn more about the weeklong African-American and pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture at Credo Reference.

woman lighting Kwanzaa candles

December 28

#Onthisday in 1732, Benjamin Franklin’s publication of “Poor Richard’s Almanack” was printed under his pseudonym, Richard Saunders. Learn more about the Founding Father at Credo Reference.

Benjamin Franklin

December 29

It’s International Cello Day! Would Jaws be nearly as terrifying without those two ominous notes played on the cello? We think not! Learn more about the bowed, string instrument at Credo Reference


December 31

Happy New Year! Did you know that the first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years? Learn more at Credo Reference.