What your coffee knew in June 2023
The first leap second was added to the UTC time system on this date in 1972.
Your coffee does not require you to leap if you want seconds.
On this date in 1974, Vice President Isabel Perón assumed the powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina.
Your coffee does not want to cry for Argentina.
The first conformation dog show was held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on this date in 1859.
Your coffee wants to be served with toast that is well-bread.
On this date in 1905, sailors began a mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin.
Your coffee wants a better craft services table, Mr. Eisenstein!
J. K. Rowling published the first of her Harry Potter novels in the United Kingdom on this date in 1997.
Your coffee wants a pint of butterbeer.
On this date in 1860, the United States Congress established the United States Government Printing Office.
Your coffee wants a PDF.
Great Britain’s King George VI formally gave up the title “Emperor of India” on this date in 1948.
Your coffee wants to rule over your breakfast table.
On this date in 1913, Georgia Ann “Tiny” Thompson Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane in flight.
Your coffee wants to be very neat and fast.
In New York, Fanny Brice made her debut with the Ziegfeld Follies on this date in 1910.
Your coffee never did what people said it should do.
On this date in 1934, The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration was established.
Your coffee wants to file its important papers in the spare Presidential bathroom.
Dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union on this date in 1961.
Your coffee wants a liberating Grand Jeté.
On this date in 1878, Eadweard Muybridge took a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs.
Your coffee won’t give you the trots.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance on this date in 1954.
Your coffee wants definitive evidence concerning the position and altitude of the deity.
On this date in 1977, after escaping from prison three days earlier, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., was recaptured.
Your coffee wants to help you get away from it all.
Shooting began on Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor, on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants to enjoy a cup and a cruller with Natalie Kalmus.
On this date in 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith completed the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
Your coffee wants to fly by wireless…for a small fee.
Attila the Hun led his army on an invasion of Italy on this date in 452.
Your coffee believes one good Turin deserves another.
On this date in 1946, the BBC resumed television broadcasts after a 7-year hiatus.
Your coffee wants to watch an all-electronic 405-line Marconi-EMI television system.
Adeline Gray became the first person to jump wearing a nylon parachute on this date in 1942.
Your coffee wants to hit the silks.
On this date in 1829, the HMS Pickle captured the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
Your coffee wants you to know there is never a dill moment when it comes to fighting slavery.
The United Nations officially changed the name of the Republic of Turkey in the organization from “Turkey” to “Türkiye” on this date in 2022.
Your caffè wants to be free from additives and diacritics.
On this date in 2008, a fire on the Universal Studios back lot destroyed the attraction King Kong Encounter and a large archive of master tapes for music and film.
Your coffee wants multiple digital off-site backups.