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What your coffee knew in March 2023

March 31
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany began the First Moroccan Crisis by declaring in Tangier his support for Moroccan independence on this date in 1905.
Your coffee wants to know if Jeff Peters and Orville “Turkey” Jackson met the Kaiser on the road there.

March 30
On this date in 2019, Pope Francis visited Morocco.
Your coffee wants to know if his Holiness met Jeff Peters and Orville “Turkey” Jackson on the road there.

March 29
Wartime rationing of meat, butter, and cheese began in the United States on this date in 1943.
Your coffee wants a ration book with plenty of stamps.

March 28
On this date in 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, under the 14th Amendment, any child born in the U.S. was a United States citizen.
Your coffee wants to uphold the concept of jus soli.

March 27
The first of the Japanese cherry trees given as a gift from Tokyo’s mayor to Washington D.C. were planted on this date in 1912.
Your coffee wants some damn fine cherry pie.

March 24
On this date in 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
The only consumption of which your coffee approves is caffeine.

March 23
The German Reichstag passed the Enabling Act that effectively made Adolf Hitler Germany’s dictator on this date in 1933.
Your coffee does not want a repeat.

March 22
On this date in 1895, the brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière first demonstrated movie film technology before the Société pour L’Encouragement à l’Industrie.
Your coffee is a big fan of Sprockets.

March 21
The first San Diego Comic-Con took place on this date in 1970.
Your coffee wants to borrow 15¢ to buy a copy of the March 1970 issue of “Betty and Veronica.”

March 20
On this date in 2010, Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull had the first of a series of eruptions that would eventually hobble European air traffic for 3 months.
Your coffee wants you to try saying “Eyjafjallajökull” with a mouthful of java.

March 17
The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act on this date in 1766.
Your coffee wants to stamp out unnecessary taxes and fees.

March 16
On this date in 1871, Delaware enacted the first fertilizer law in the U.S.
Your coffee wants to grow revenues.

March 15
The Gold Standard Act took effect in the United States on this day in 1900.
Your coffee wants a 24-carat tip.

March 14
On this date in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt established Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge as the first national wildlife refuge in the U.S.
Your coffee has no regrets for protecting egrets.

March 13
President Trump declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency on this date in 2020.
Your coffee wants a mask and a coherent national policy.

March 10
On this date in 1893, New Mexico State University canceled its first graduation ceremony because its only graduate had been murdered the night before.
Your coffee wants to be served in McFie Hall.

March 9
Scottish economist Adam Smith published “The Wealth of Nations” on this date in 1776.
Your coffee wants to improve the productive powers of labor.

March 8
On this date in 1979, the first photos of active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io were taken by Voyager 1.
Your coffee is known for its thermal emissions.

March 7
State police attacked marchers for Black voting rights on the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River on this date in 1965.
Your coffee wants a gas mask and body armor.

March 6
On this date in 1857, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Your coffee wants the constitutional right and privilege to say it was a really bad decision.

March 3
Shoshone National Forest was established as the first national forest in the United States on this date in 1891.
Your coffee recommends you refrain from feeding the Grizzly bears.

March 2
On this date in 1917, the Jones–Shafroth Act granted Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Your coffee wants a triple tax exemption.

March 1
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that executing juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional on this date in 2005.
Your coffee wants the same protection for traffic stops when one is arrested for driving while black.