Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2016.

June 30
On this date in 2004, the Cassini spacecraft achieved orbit around Saturn.
Your coffee wants to put a ring on it.

June 29
While touring with the Kirov Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to Canada from the Soviet Union on this date in 1974.
Your coffee wants to perform a mocha grand jeté.

June 28
On this date in 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali for draft evasion.
Your coffee wants to float like a butterfly.

June 27
U.S. Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System on this date in 1985.
Your coffee wants to know where it will get its kicks now.

June 24
On this date in 1916, Mary Pickford became the first woman movie star to sign a million-dollar contract.
Your coffee wants to borrow $4.45 for a venti Coffee Frappuccino.

June 23
The United States Food and Drug Administration approved the first combined oral contraceptive pill, Enovid, on this date in 1960.
Your coffee wants to flow more regularly.

June 22
On this date in 1870, the United States Congress established the Department of Justice.
Your coffee wants a more accurate name.

June 21
SpaceShipOne became the first privately funded human-piloted craft to reach outer space on this date in 2004.
Your coffee wants to be powered by a solid hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene fuel with liquid nitrous oxide oxidizer.

June 20
On this date in 1948, New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan’s TV show “Toast of the Town” debuted.
Your coffee wants a really big shoe.

June 17
The United States Supreme Court ruled against the practice of requiring students to recite Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer in public schools on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants to give non-denominational thanks.

June 16
On this date in 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival began.
Your coffee wants $6.50 for a ticket to the show.

June 15
Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls on this date in 2012.
Your coffee wants guy wire stabilizers.

June 14
On this date in 1822, Charles Babbage proposed a “difference engine” in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society.
Your coffee believes it is better to calculate than never.

June 13
The New York Times began publishing “The Pentagon Papers” on this date in 1971.
Your coffee wants Zig-Zag papers.

June 10
On this date in 1964, the 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act in the United States Senate ended.
Your coffee nonetheless wants you to have a discriminating palette.

June 9
Donald Duck made his first film appearance on this date in 1934.
Your coffee wants to know why he has no pants (and why Mickey has no shirt).

June 8
On this date in 1984, homosexuality was declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Your coffee thinks that’s a fair go.

June 7
Elvis Presley’s estate, Graceland, was opened to the public on this date in 1982.
Your coffee wants a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.

June 6
On this date in 1984, the game “Tetris” was first released.
Your coffee wants to arrange all the sugar cubes into tetrominoes.

June 3
Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Spain on this date in 1539.
Your coffee wants to go to Disney World!

June 2
On this date in 2004, Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the television quiz program, Jeopardy!
Your coffee wants a daily double espresso.

June 1
Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen Consort of England on this date in 1533.
Your coffee wants to ride in a litter of white cloth of gold that rests on two palfreys clothed to the ground in white damask.