Famous first tweets

Published On: May 07 2013 03:41:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

With Monday marking the 10th anniversary of the very first tweet on Twitter, check out that historic tweet and several other famous first tweets from the decade since.

Pope Benedict XVI tweets
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"Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."

Pope Benedict XVI started the Vatican’s Twitter account, @Pontifex, on Dec. 12, 2012. He resigned a few months later and deleted all of his tweets, but left the Twitter account open for his successor, Pope Francis, to use.

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