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What your coffee knew in August 2023

August 31
The Roman Emperor Caligula was born on this date in 12 AD.
Your coffee wants a pair of boots that fit better.

August 30
On this date in 1984, Ronald Reagan became the only U.S. President to be inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
Your coffee wants an RCA radio condenser type 4-A-1 microphone.

August 29
John Cage’s 4'33" premiered at Maverick Concert Hall in Hurley, New York, on this date in 1952.
Your coffee wants you to shut up and listen.

August 28
On this date in 1917, ten suffragists were arrested while picketing the White House in favor of women’s suffrage in the United States.
Your coffee wants to hear a cheer of solidarity for the Silent Sentinels!

August 25
Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando first marketed his instant noodles under the brand name “Chikin Ramen” on this date in 1958.
Your coffee is never instant but is always ready for you to enjoy.

August 24
On this date in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop.
Your coffee wants you to remain seated while the “fasten seat belt” sign is illuminated.

August 23
Britain’s King George III stated the American colonies were in a state of “open and avowed rebellion” on this date in 1775.
Your coffee wants you to finish your breakfast before you answer your “traitorous correspondence.”

August 22
On this date in 1485, English King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, putting an end to the House of Plantagenet.
Your coffee wants to trade its kingdom for a horse, and would prefer more effective armor.

August 21
John Hampton of New Orleans received a patent for Venetian blinds on this date in 1841.
Your coffee wants to bring light into your day.

August 18
On this date in 2004, Donald Trump unveiled a new version of his board game “TRUMP: The Game”.
Your coffee wants a signed copy of the official cheating manual.

August 17
The Double Eagle II, launched from Presque Isle, Maine, became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it landed in Miserey, France, after 137 hours aloft on this date in 1978.
Your coffee wants to give you a long-lasting lift.

August 16
On this date in 1978, Xerox was fined $25.6 million for excluding Smith-Corona from the copier market.
Your coffee wants to copy a plain paper filter.

August 15
M. Waldo Hanchett received a patent for a dental chair on this date in 1848.
Your coffee wants you to sit back and relax – this won’t hurt a bit.

August 14
On this date in 1936, the first basketball competition final was held at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
Your coffee wants to see you dribble in the rain.

August 11
The Apollo 11 astronauts were released from their 3-week quarantine on this date in 1969.
Your coffee wants six-feet of separation and a mask.

August 10
On this date in 1981, Pete Rose broke the National League all-time hit record with his 3,631st hit.
Your coffee wants a strike-breaking single.

August 9
The first International Congress of Mathematicians was held in Zürich, Switzerland, on this date in 1897.
Your coffee has your number.

August 8
On this date in 1991, the Warsaw radio mast, at the time the tallest construction ever built, collapsed.
Your coffee won’t leave you feeling wired.

August 7
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court’s decision that James Joyce’s Ulysses was not obscene on this date in 1934.
Your coffee read the book with a learned hand.

August 4
On this date in 1997, Teamsters began a 15-day strike against UPS (United Parcel Service).
Your coffee wants to deliver!

August 3
The United States Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty on this date in 1972.
Your coffee wants our long thermonuclear nightmare to be over.

August 2
On this date in 1892, George Wheeler patented the escalator.
Your coffee wants to help you to rise and enjoy the day.

August 1
Organized by George Harrison, the Concert for Bangladesh was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on this date in 1971.
Your coffee wants…something, although it is aware that all things must pass.