Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in July

July 30
The First Defenestration of Prague occurred on this date in 1419.
Your coffee does not use Windows.

July 29
On this date in 1948, the first Summer Olympics following the Second World War opened in London.
Your coffee wants a gold medal and a silver ration book.

July 28
Vinnie Ream became the first (and youngest) female artist to receive a commission from the U.S. government on this date in 1866.
Your coffee wants to commission a bust of Juan Valdez.

July 27
On this date in 1866, the first permanent trans-Atlantic telegraph cable was completed.
Your coffee wants a Morse to Cooke and Wheatstone code translation key.

July 26
The Short Creek Raid in Arizona took place on this date in 1953.
Your coffee wants to attend a singles mixer.

July 23
On this date in 2010, the British boy-band One Direction was founded.
Your coffee is What Makes You Beautiful even when you’ve been Up All Night.

July 22
The Mariner 1 spacecraft was commanded to self-destruct five minutes after launch on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants a better proof-reader.

July 21
On this date in 1959, the Boston Red Sox became the last professional Major League Baseball team to field a Black player.
Your coffee wants a switch-hitting shortstop from Contra Costa College.

July 20
Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull surrendered to United States Army forces on this date in 1881.
Your coffee wants you to know that Native American Lives Matter.

July 19
On this date in 1832, the British Medical Association was founded.
Your coffee wants to maintain the honor and interests of the barista profession.

July 16
Father Junípero Serra founded California’s first mission on this date in 1769.
Your coffee wants to go an a mission to Balboa Park and the Ruben Fleet Space Museum.

July 15
On this date in 1916, Pacific Aero Products (now known as Boeing) was founded in Seattle.
Your coffee could use a little SUGAR.

July 14
The signing of the Sedition Act on this date in 1798 made writing, publishing, or speaking false or malicious statements about the U.S. government a crime.
Your coffee wants to know if that includes singing, mummery, or dancing.

July 13
On this date in 1527, John Dee, Elizabeth the First’s astrologer and advisor, was born.
Your coffee wants an astrologer who can handle quick scene changes.

July 12
William W. Lyman received a patent for the rotary can-opener with a cutting wheel on this date in 1870 – 60 years after the invention of canned food.
Your coffee couldn’t wait to get out of that can!

July 9
On this date in 1922, Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100-meters freestyle in under one minute.
Your coffee wants to know what Tarzan’s famous yell sounds like under water.

July 8
Alaskan crime boss “Soapy” Smith was killed in a shoot-out on this date in 1898.
Your coffee refuses to get in a lather about this.

July 7
On this date in 1585, the Treaty of Nemours eliminated toleration for Protestants in France.
Your coffee wants to practice toleration religiously.

July 6
Jackie Robinson was arrested for not moving to the back of a (non-segregated) Army bus on this date in 1944.
Your coffee wants to know if any critical history theory can explain this.

July 5
On this date in 1841, Thomas Cook organized his first railway excursion.
Your coffee will drink to that!

July 2
Larry Walters was hoisted aloft in an airship consisting of a patio chair attached to 45 helium-filled weather balloons on this date in 1982.
Your coffee wants a barcalounger blimp.

July 1
On this date in 1874, the first commercially successful typewriter went on sale.
YOUR COFFEE WANTS TO STOP SHOUTING.