#TBT Turns Three

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Doesn't it seem like #TBT has been a thing since the beginning of time—or at least since the beginning of social media? In fact, although there were a handful of Tweets mentioning "Throwback Thursday" in Twitter's infancy, April 2012 is when the hashtag "#TBT" really took off as a mainstream trend.But since its inception three years ago, the hashtag has provided us with many adorable, hilarious, and flat out ridiculous vintage pics of some of our favorite celebs. In honor of the three year anniversary of one of social media's biggest (and our favorite) trends, these are the some of the famous names that have posted amazing #TBTs.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What if I rock this pose on Sunday, no?!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SeriousDenimVibes?src=hash">#SeriousDenimVibes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SidePonytail?src=hash">#SidePonytail</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WOW?src=hash">#WOW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> really this time. �������� <a href="http://t.co/R8LXrLONlW">pic.twitter.com/R8LXrLONlW</a></p>&mdash; Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) <a href="https://twitter.com/RWitherspoon/status/568520506665615362">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From the great hair gel shortage of &#39;93... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="http://t.co/Jml9054OfJ">pic.twitter.com/Jml9054OfJ</a></p>&mdash; Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertDowneyJr/status/573540029630283776">March 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> 2008 on set of Alligator Boots....awwww these memories!!!! <a href="http://t.co/LaMnBMJSmH">pic.twitter.com/LaMnBMJSmH</a></p>&mdash; Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) <a href="https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/576229668266725376">March 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> my first tweet..5 years ago today! Thank you tweethearts for the tweet, tweets, aha&#39;s and fun along the way! <a href="http://t.co/XDQdtTiCnL">pic.twitter.com/XDQdtTiCnL</a></p>&mdash; Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) <a href="https://twitter.com/Oprah/status/456902121573453824">April 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThrowbackThursday?src=hash">#ThrowbackThursday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="http://t.co/ENvrAU0JlJ">pic.twitter.com/ENvrAU0JlJ</a></p>&mdash; Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/573625759023042560">March 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I STILL THINK IT&#39;S WHITE AND GOLD <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="http://t.co/b9DMpewnA5">pic.twitter.com/b9DMpewnA5</a></p>&mdash; Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) <a href="https://twitter.com/IamStevenT/status/573557706784636928">March 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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And finally, the MOST retweeted #TBT of all time...
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tbt?src=hash">#tbt</a> playlist for all my 1994 babies <a href="http://t.co/thJ4GdRfEf">http://t.co/thJ4GdRfEf</a> :) <a href="http://t.co/aDDUqgEhbT">pic.twitter.com/aDDUqgEhbT</a></p>&mdash; Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber/status/454340496660656129">April 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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