Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2014.

June 30
President Lincoln signed a bill granting Yosemite Valley to California “for public use, resort and recreation” on this date in 1864.
Your iced coffee cup is wearing a half-dome cover with a hole for a straw.

June 27
On this date in 1895, the Royal Blue railroad line between Washington D.C. and New York City became the first to use electrical locomotives.
Your coffee wants to empower you.

June 26
The United States Supreme Court declared gender-based anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants a rainbow mug.

June 25
On this date in 1978, in the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco, the gay pride rainbow flag was first flown.
Your coffee wants a leather cup and marriage equality.

June 24
Roman Emperor Trajan inaugurated the Aqua Traiana aqueduct on this date in 109.
Your caffè was brewed from the waters of Lake Bracciano.

June 23
On this date in 1917, Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth was ejected from a game against the Washington Senators for punching an umpire.
Your coffee wants to be decanted from a relief pitcher.

June 20
The University of Oxford received its charter on this date in 1214.
Your coffee wants to dine al fresco on Merton’s Mob Quad.

June 19
On this date in 1867, the first running of the Belmont Stakes was held.
Your coffee wants a blanket of white carnations.

June 18
The first recorded meeting of the Parliament of Ireland was held at Castledermot in County Kildare on this date in 1264.
Your coffee wants tax-free status under Brehon law.

June 17
On this date in 1579, Sir Francis Drake claimed Nova Albion (now California) for England.
Your coffee wants abs of steel and a golden hind.

June 16
The Voyager Company in Santa Monica, California, held a one-day conference that led to the development of the first commercial ebooks on this date in 1990.
Your coffee wants to read The Complete Annotated Alice on a PowerBook while sipping a mochaccino latte.

June 13
On this date in 1970, the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road” became the group’s final #1 U.S. single.
Your coffee wants to take the one after 909.

June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in the United States on this date in 1981.
Your coffee was stirred by the Staff of Ra.

June 11
On this date in 1919, Sir Barton became the first horse to win the American Triple Crown.
Your coffee wants to retire to stud.

June 10
President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 on this date.
Your coffee wants a glass ceiling with an access panel and a ladder.

June 9
On this date in 1946, Mel Ott of the New York Giants was the first major league baseball manager to be ejected in both games of a doubleheader.
Your coffee is served from a warm-up pitcher.

June 6
The first federal tax on gasoline went into effect in the United States on this date in 1932.
Your coffee runs on dreams — and unicorn tears.

June 5
On this date in 1933, the United States went off the gold standard.
Your coffee wants to exchange beans for goods.

June 4
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill granting farmworkers collective bargaining rights on this date in 1975.
Your coffee wants to bask in a moonbeam.

June 3
On this date in 1856, Cullen Whipple of Rhode Island patented the screw machine.
Your coffee wants to receive “a quantity of screw blanks in promiscuous order.”

June 2
The second Elizabethan Age began with the coronation of Elizabeth II of England on this date in 1953.
Your coffee wants a Welsh corgi.