Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2017.

June 30
In Bowers v. Hardwick, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, decided that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults on this date in 1986.
Your coffee wants a retrial.

June 29
On this date in 1975, Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of the Apple I computer.
Your coffee wants an etched and silkscreened circuit board and a 1 MHz MOS 6502 processor.

June 28
The Mercedes-Benz automobile company was formed on this date in 1926.
Your coffee wants the best or nothing.

June 27
On this date in 1946, the Canadian Parliament passed the Canadian Citizenship Act.
Your coffee wants a Tim Hortons doughnut and a ballot.

June 26
Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery,” was published in The New Yorker on this date in 1948.
Your coffee wants to get stoned…but not in that way!

June 23
On this date in 1969, IBM announced that beginning on 1 January 1970 it would sell its hardware and software separately.
Your coffee wants an App Store.

June 22
President Franklin Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill into law on this date in 1944.
Your coffee wants to matriculate.

June 21
On this date in 1915, in Guinn v. United States, the United States Supreme Court struck down discriminatory voting clauses in the Oklahoma state constitution.
Your coffee wants less suffering, more suffrage!

June 20
The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 115 on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants to watch a Hope and Crosby movie.

June 19
On this date in 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the first officially recorded organized baseball game was played.
Your coffee wants peanuts, Cracker-Jack, a hot dog, and a cold beer.

June 16
The first roller-coaster built for that purpose, the Switchback Railway, opened on Coney Island on this date in 1884.
Your coffee wants to pull 2.9 Gs.

June 15
On this date in 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first African-American woman to receive an international license as an airplane pilot.
Your coffee wants to give you wings.

June 14
The Disneyland Monorail System was opened to the public on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants an E ticket.

June 13
On this date in 2010, the Japanese space probe Hayabusa returned to Earth carrying the first samples of material taken from an asteroid, 25143 Itokawa.
Your coffee wants four xenon ion engines.

June 12
The United States Supreme Court declared all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be unconstitutional on this date in 1967.
Your coffee is a mixed-blend.

June 9
On this date in 1948, the International Council on Archives was established.
Your coffee wants to be fundamental to identity, democracy, accountability and good governance.

June 8
The Festival of the Supreme Being, proclaimed by Robespierre as part of his new revolutionary state religion, was held on this date in 1794.
Your coffee wants to wish you all a Happy 20th of Prairial!

June 7
On this date in 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction in Cohen v. California, establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is constitutionally protected.
Your coffee wants to be unexpurgated.

June 6
All of downtown Seattle was destroyed by the Great Seattle Fire on this date in 1889.
Your coffee wants a light roast.

June 5
On this date in 1915, Denmark changed its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
Your coffee wants a Danish.

June 2
U.S. President Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act on this date in 1924.
Your coffee wants representation without taxation.

June 1
On this date in 1890, the United States Census Bureau began using Herman Hollerith’s punch-card tabulating machine to count census returns.
Your coffee cannot count on hanging chad.