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What your coffee knew in July 2023

July 31
On this date in 1989, the Nintendo Game Boy was released in North America.
Your coffee wants 8 bits of fun that you can hold in your hand!

July 28
San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban handguns on this date in 1982.
Your coffee does not want you to stand its grounds.

July 27
On this date in 1054, Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invaded Scotland and defeated Macbeth, King of Scotland.
Your coffee wants to save its money in an insured Banquo account.

July 26
A federal grand jury indicted Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm on this date in 1989.
Your coffee wants a worm from the bottom of a bottle of mezcal.

July 25
On this date in 1946, the U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
Your coffee wants to visit a nude beach where there are no bikinis at all!

July 24
King Edward I of England captured Stirling Castle in Scotland using the War Wolf on this date in 1304.
Your coffee wants to know "Where wolf?"

July 21
On this date in 1904, Louis Rigolly became the first man to exceed the speed of 100 miles per hour on land.
Your coffee wants a revolving petrol distributor instead of a carburetor.

July 20
The first baseball game for which attendance was charged took place at Long Island’s Fashion Race Course on this date in 1858.
Your coffee wants to buy a Dodger dog and a foam finger.

July 19
On this date in 1957, Evelyn Waugh published his largely autobiographical novel, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
Your coffee wants to revisit Brideshead.

July 18
The city of Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history on this date in 2013.
Your coffee wants to borrow a couple of dollars for an iced latte.

July 17
On this date in 1850, Vega became the first star, other than the Sun, to be photographed.
Your coffee wants a set of 8x10 glossies.

July 14
In the Maxwell House at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, Sheriff Pat Garrett shot outlaw Billy the Kid on this date in 1881.
Your coffee wants you to know that Maxwell House is good from the first shot to the last drop.

July 13
On this date in 1930, the inaugural FIFA World Cup began in Uruguay.
Your coffee believes it is good to have gooooooooooooaaaaaalllllls!

July 12
The movie X-Men premiered at Ellis Island on this date in 2000.
Your coffee wants to ask “Y?”

July 11
On this date in 1899, Giovanni Agnelli founded Fiat in Turin, Italy.
Your coffee wants you to fix it again, Tony.

July 10
Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England on this date in 1553.
Your coffee wants a commemorative single by The Rolling Stones.

July 7
On this date in 1985, Boris Becker became at age 17 the youngest male player ever to win Wimbledon.
Your coffee wants to see his balls drop.

July 6
Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death on this date in 1348.
Your coffee wants to put a (disease-free) flea in your ear.

July 5
On this date in 1687, Isaac Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
Your coffee obeys the natural laws governing motion and gravitation.

July 4
At West Point, New York, the United States Military Academy opened on this date in 1802.
Your coffee has an active service obligation.

July 3
On this date in 1973, David Bowie retired his stage persona Ziggy Stardust.
Your coffee wants to listen to “Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide” with some spiders from Mars.