Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2015.

June 26
Richard III became King of England on this date in 1483.
Your coffee wants a reserved mid-town parking space in lieu of a horse.

June 25
On this date in 1910, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird” debuted in Paris.
Your coffee wants to transport you to the magical garden of Kashchei the Immortal.

June 24
The United States Supreme Court ruled that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment on this date in 1957.
Your coffee wants to &%$& you %@!

June 23
On this date in 2013, Nik Wallenda performed a highwire walk across the Grand Canyon.
Your coffee wants to make you high and wired.

June 22
The United States Congress formally adopted the Pledge of Allegiance on this date in 1942.
Your coffee wants to revive you whenever you flag.

June 19
On this date in 1964, the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, was passed in the United States Senate following an 83-day filibuster.
Your coffee can keep you going for days.

June 18
English sea captain Samuel Wallis became the first European to reach the island of Tahiti on this date in 1767.
Your coffee wants to imbue you with mana.

June 17
On this date in 1987, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow became extinct.
Your coffee has lovely plumage.

June 16
A reading by Lord Byron of Fantasmagoriana to four house-guests on this date in 1816 leads Mary Shelley to begin writing Frankenstein.
Your coffee is alive—it’s ALIVE!!!

June 15
On this date in 1667, Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first human blood transfusion.
Your coffee is a universal donor.

June 12
Queen Elizabeth II reopened the Globe Theatre in London on this date in 1997.
Your coffee doth not want for groundlings.

June 11
On this date in 1912, Silas Christofferson became the first pilot to take off from the roof of a hotel.
Your coffee wants to you to soar.

June 10
The first Boat Race between the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford was held on this date in 1829.
Your coffee wants to watch the start of the race from the Black Buoy.

June 9
On this date in 1954, the Army’s special counsel Joseph Welch asked Senator Joseph McCarthy, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
Your coffee has both a sense of decency and taste.

June 8
The United States Supreme Court ruled that Washington D.C. restaurants could not deny service to black customers on this date in 1953.
Your coffee is proud to be served black.

June 5
On this date in 1883, the first regularly scheduled run of the Orient Express departed from Paris.
Your coffee wants to be served black to Hercule Poirot.

June 4
Élisabeth Thible became the first woman to ascend in an untethered hot air balloon on this date in 1784.
Your coffee wants to elevate you.

June 3
On this date in 1937, Edward, Duke of Windsor, married Wallis Simpson.
Your coffee wants an introduction from Lady Furness.

June 2
Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. President to be married in the White House on this date in 1886.
Your coffee wants to be served in the Blue Room.

June 1
On this date in 1916, Louis Brandeis became the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
Your coffee wants to become the people’s beverage.