Instagram in History

Historical Events

  • 2010-10-06 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram

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2017-10-15 Actress Alyssa Milano's tweet “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Actress and Activist Alyssa Milano
Actress and Activist
Alyssa Milano
  • 2018-07-06 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing
  • 2018-09-25 Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Instagram and parent company Facebook
  • 2019-03-03 South African music star Mampintsha shown hitting girlfriend Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live and later arrested for assault

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2019-03-07 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 2019-03-19 Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show

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2020-07-22 Kim Kardashian asks for understanding of her husband Kanye West's struggles with his bipolar disorder on Instagram

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
TV Personality and Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality and Model
Kim Kardashian

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2020-09-24 David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record as the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Instagram

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough

Famous Birthdays

  • 1983-12-30 Kevin Systrom, American CEO and co-founder of Instagram, born in Holliston, Massachusetts