What your coffee knew in October 2022
On this date in 1973, three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escaped from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, in a hijacked helicopter.
Your coffee wants to sing “The Helicopter Song” by the Wolfe Tones.
Rowland Hussey Macy opened a new store named “R. H. Macy & Co.” on Sixth Avenue in New York City on this date in 1858.
Your coffee wants to see a parade of giant balloon percolators and carafes.
On this date in 1682, the city of Philadelphia was founded.
Your coffee wants some cheesesteak.
The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia on this date in 1774.
Your coffee believes a motion to adjourn is always in order.
On this date in 1971, the People's Republic of China replaced the Republic of China at the United Nations.
Your coffee wants everyone to just get along.
Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million on this date in 1969.
Your coffee wants a matching pair of earrings.
On this date in 1867, southern Great Plains Indian leaders signed the Medicine Lodge Treaty, requiring Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in the western Indian Territory.
Your coffee promises great flavor with no reservation.
A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time on this date in 1910.
Your coffee wants to improve its batting average.
On this date in 1955, the General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union approved the staging of the first Eurovision Song Contest.
Your coffee wants to sing an old melancholy refrain.
The British Empire’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overruled the Supreme Court of Canada and declared that women are “Persons” under Canadian law on this date in 1929.
Your coffee wants to celebrate Persons Day with a Senate seat carved from a living tree.
On this date in 1979, the United States Department of Education was established.
Your coffee wants to percolate as it matriculates.
Teddy Roosevelt delivered a campaign speech after having been shot in an assassination attempt on this date in 1912.
Your coffee wants a speech that has been both proof-read and bullet-proofed.
On this date in 1908, suffragette Margaret Ann Travers Symons became the first woman to address the British House of Commons.
Your coffee wants a guest pass.
Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the United States Medal of Honor on this date in 1945.
Your coffee wants to bring a hacksaw to a firefight.
On this date in 2000, STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, was launched.
Your coffee wants a pressurized mating adapter.
The crew of the Santa Maria attempted a mutiny against Christopher Columbus on this date in 1492.
Your coffee wants to know, are we there yet?
On this date in 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America adopted the “G” to “X” film-rating system.
Your coffee wants to be rated PG.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the largest American music fraternity, was founded at the New England Conservatory of Music on this date in 1898.
Your coffee requests that manly musicians control themselves and not create any treble.
On this date in 1974, David Kunst completed the first journey around the world on foot.
Your coffee wants a new pair of shoes.
Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuted on the cover of “The Saturday Evening Post” on this date in 1941.
Your coffee is good enough for every man.
On this date in 1995, O. J. Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Your coffee wants gloves that fit.