Years Ago Today: Jack Dorsey sends out world’s first Twitter message - "just setting up my twttr"

Jack Dorsey sends out world’s first Twitter message

2006: Jack Dorsey sends out world’s first Twitter message

The message was sent at 9:50 pm PST, 10 am IST

The Twitter project was first started on March 21, 2006, when Dorsey sent out the message

Twitter Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California

Twitter, an online news and social networking service which is one of the most popular microblogging sites sends out nearly equal to over 500 million tweets per day. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter was the first person to send out the tweet message 11 years ago. The message he sent was, ‘just setting up my twttr’ that has got over 1lakh retweets and over 80,000 likes. The original project code name of it was Twttr as back then the domain name Twitter was not available. Upon purchasing it and after 6 months of the launch of twttr the team purchased the domain twitter.com and changed the name to Twitter.

1349: 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany

The Erfurt massacre refers to the massacre of the Jewish community

Accounts of the number of Jews killed in the massacre vary widely from between 100 to 3000

At times the massacre was a response to accusations that the Jews were responsible for outbreaks of the Black Death

Massacres were generally accompanied by extensive looting. One of the items looted in the Erfurt massacre was what is now the oldest remaining manuscript of the Tosefta, which dates from the 12th century. The Erfurt Manuscripts, including the Tosefta, came into the possession of Erfurt City Council after the Massacre, and in the late 17th century ended up in the library of the Lutheran Evangelical Ministry, at Erfurt's former Augustinian Monastery. The Ministry sold them to the Royal Library in Berlin, the present day Berlin State Library, in 1880, where they are now kept. According to one reference, there are bloodstains on the Tosefta manuscript. Many of the Jews of Erfurt preemptively hid their valuables. Some of those valuables, probably belonging to a merchant named Kalman of Wiehe were found in 1998, and are now referred to as the Erfurt Treasure.

1979: Birthday of Grant Elliot

The former New Zealand allrounder is most remembered for his match-winning knock of 84* against South Africa in the 2015 World Cup semi-final

The batting all-rounder made his debut in a test against England in 2008 replacing Jacob Oram

Elliott and Luke Ronchi holds the record for the highest 6th wicket partnership of 267* in ODIs against Sri Lanka

Elliot born in South Africa made his first-class debut with 67 in 1996–97 at Gauteng, where on the advice of his captain, former New Zealand test skipper Ken Rutherford, who saw the quota system possibly blocking his path to higher honours, Elliott left his native Johannesburg for New Zealand in 2001. He even played one match for South Africa 'A' against India 'A' before he qualified to play for New Zealand in 2007.

In April 2016, Elliott announced his retirement from ODI cricket. In August 2017, he was named in a World XI side to play three Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan in the 2017 Independence Cup in Lahore.

Now apart from playing in the various T20 league over the world, he works part-time as a business development manager.