Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2019.

June 28
The Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the First World War, was signed on this date in 1919.
Your coffee wishes that the War to End All Wars actually had worked out that way.

June 27
On this date in 1924, Lena Springs became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for Vice President of the United States at a major political convention.
Your coffee wants to know about her emails.

June 26
Elvis Presley gave his final concert on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants a fried peanut-butter, bacon, and banana sandwich.

June 25
On this date in 1984, Prince released the album “Purple Rain.”
Your coffee wants to be a little bit country, a little bit rock-and-roll.

June 24
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to seven years in prison on this date in 2013.
Your coffee wants to see our current President similarly honored.

June 21
On this date in 1893, the original Ferris Wheel opened at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
Your coffee wants to take it for a spin.

June 20
David H. Levy and Henry Holt discovered 5261 Eureka, the first known Mars trojan asteroid, at Palomar Observatory on this date in 1990.
Your coffee wants to ride a wooden space horse to Eureka.

June 19
On this date in 2012, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy.
Your coffee wants to live in government subsidized housing.

June 18
Susan B. Anthony was found guilty and fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 Presidential election on this date in 1873.
Your coffee wants to travel back in time and use a hundred Susan B. Anthony dollar coins to pay the fine.

June 17
On this date in 1839, Hawaii’s King Kamehameha III issued an Edict of Toleration, allowing the establishment of the Hawaii Catholic Church.
Your coffee does not tolerate coerced toleration.

June 14
The Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the U.S. national flag on this date in 1777.
Your coffee wants a new constellation as its astrological sign.

June 13
On this date in 1922, Charles Osborne began an attack of hiccups that didn’t end for 68 years.
Your coffee wants you to perk up, not hiccup.

June 12
Karl Dreis made the first ride on his “dandy horse” in Baden, Germany, on this date in 1817.
Your coffee wants a recumbent dandy horse.

June 11
On this date in 1920, the Associated Press coined the phrase “smoke-filled room” to describe the GOP leadership’s meeting to select a presidential candidate.
Your coffee wants to know if there were also mirrors.

June 10
Japan’s Emperor Tenji installed a water-clock called Rokoku in his capital, Ōtsu, on this date in 671.
Your coffee has an internal water-clock with a wake-up timer.

June 7
On this date in 1968, the original Legoland park opened in Billund, Denmark.
Your coffee wants to be brewed from interlocking beans.

June 6
The Chicago “L” elevated train began accepting paying passengers on this date in 1892.
Your coffee wants to be steam-driven.

June 5
On this date in 2004, the first marriage of two men in France took place.
Your coffee wants to wear a rainbow boutonnière.

June 4
Lightning destroyed the steeple of St. Paul’s cathedral in London on this date in 1561.
Your coffee wants to be well-grounded.

June 3
On this date in 1539, Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Spain.
Your coffee wants to elevate you to the dizzying summit of Britton Hill.