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What your coffee knew in October 2023

🎃October 31🎃
On this date in 2008, Distribution Video Audio, Inc., the last major United States supplier of pre-recorded VHS tapes, shipped its final order of VHS tapes to stores.
Your coffee wants to see a taped replay.

October 30
Orson Welles broadcast his panic-inducing radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds on this date in 1938.
Your coffee wants you to know that all’s Welles that ends well.

October 27
On this date in 1858, Roland Macy opened Macy’s Department Store in New York City.
Your coffee wants to know whether Macy’s ever told Gimbels.

October 26
Tvrtko I was crowned the first king of Bosnia on this date in 1377.
Your coffee really wants to buy a vowel!

October 25
On this date in 1962, U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
Your coffee wants you to duck and cover.

October 24
Arsenal Football Club lost to Manchester United after 49 unbeaten matches on this date in 2004.
Your coffee wants Ted Lasso to believe.

October 23
On this date in 425, six-year-old Valentinian III became Roman Emperor.
Your coffee wants to pretend that it is chocolate milk.

October 20
The Sydney Opera House opened after 14 years of construction on this date in 1973.
Your coffee can’t wait to hear the fat lady sing.

October 19
On this date in 1973, President Nixon defied an Appeals Court decision to turn over the Watergate tapes.
Your coffee wants a disco mix of the recordings.

October 18
Dagobert I was crowned King of the Franks on this date in 629.
Your coffee wants to crown Dagwood Bumstead as the king of the overstuffed sandwich.

October 17
On this date in 1939, the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” premiered in Washington D.C.
Your coffee wants to have a wonderful life.

October 16
The Skye Bridge opened in Scotland on this date in 1995.
Your coffee wants to climb a stairway to heaven.

October 13
On this date in 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time.
Your coffee wants a pigskin made from cowhide.

October 12
The military Alcatraz Citadel became the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on this date in 1933.
Your coffee wants a birdcage and a supply of newspaper to line it.

October 11
On this date in 2012, the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Your coffee wants to award Brexit the Nobel Booby Prize.

October 10
Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League career on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants to be filtered through official NFL pantyhose.

October 9
On this date in 1855, Joshua Stoddard of Massachusetts patented the calliope steam organ.
Your coffee can hear that train a-comin’.

October 6
The Battle of Kock, the final combat of the September Campaign in Poland, took place on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants you to get your mind out of the gutter!

October 5
On this date in 1962, “Love Me Do,” the first Beatles single, was released in Britain.
Your coffee wants to hear the Best drummer.

October 4
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty was opened for signature on this date in 1991.
Your coffee wants to be iced and served in a non-disposable cup.

October 3
On this date in 1955, “The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered on ABC-TV.
Your coffee wants to give Donald Duck equal time.

October 2
Alphabet became the parent company of Google on this date in 2015.
Your coffee wants to look it up using DuckDuckGo.