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What your coffee knew in December 2023

December 29
Cecil B. DeMille began shooting the first Hollywood feature-length film, “The Squaw Man,” on this date in 1913.
Your coffee wants a triple feature.

December 28
On this date in 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen published a paper describing his discovery of a type of radiation, which later came to be known as “x-rays”.
Your coffee wants to look within.

December 27
29 nations signed an agreement to create the International Monetary Fund on this date in 1945.
Your coffee wants the economic stability created by regular (and generous) tips.

December 26
On this date in 1982, Time magazine named the personal computer as its “Man of the Year.”
Your coffee wants to anthropomorphize its carafe.

December 25
The Apollo 8 spacecraft left lunar orbit on its journey back to Earth on this date in 1968.
Your coffee wants to ride on a spaceship with no name.

December 22
On this date in 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was falsely convicted of treason in a court-martial and sent to Devil’s Island.
Your coffee wants to beg your pardon.

December 21
Cincinnati defeated Bradley 75-73 in seven overtimes in the longest basketball game in the history of NCAA Division I competition on this date in 1981.
Your coffee wants an extra seat cushion.

December 20
On this date in 1924, Adolf Hitler was released from Landsberg Prison.
Your coffee wants to prohibit previously convicted fascists from serving as head of state.

December 19
24-year-old William Pitt the Younger became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain on this date in 1783.
Your coffee wants to check your ID.

December 18
On this date in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans.
Your coffee wants to apologize to Mr. Sulu.

December 15
Food cart vendor Italo Marchiony received a U.S. patent for inventing a machine that makes ice cream cones on this date in 1903.
Your coffee wants three scoops.

December 14
On this date in 835 A.D., the Sweet Dew incident, a coup by Emperor Wenzong of the Chinese Tang dynasty to seize power from the eunuchs, failed.
Your coffee wants a cup of pomegranate juice.

December 13
NBC-TV announced that it would begin running hard liquor commercials on this date in 2001.
Your coffee wants to propose a toast!

December 12
On this date in 2000, the Texas Rangers major league baseball team signed Alex Rodriguez to a record breaking 10-year, $252 million contract.
Your coffee can hear Shohei Ohtani laughing all the way to the bank.

December 11
Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Mona Lisa, stolen from the Louvre two years earlier, was recovered in Florence, Italy, on this date in 1913.
Your coffee wants to smile enigmatically.

December 8
On this date in 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
Your coffee is inconceivably delicious.

December 7
Convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Junior became the first prisoner in the U.S. to be executed by lethal injection on this date in 1982.
The only shot your coffee wants is espresso.

December 6
On this date in 1897, London became the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.
Your coffee wants to give you a lyft.

December 5
The Civil Partnership Act went into effect in the United Kingdom on this date in 2005.
Your coffee wants to catch a bouquet.

December 4
On this date in 1928, Cosmo Gordon Lang was enthroned as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Your coffee wants to meet his fellow Cosmos: Topper and Kramer.

December 1
The outbreak of the coronavirus infection that came to be known as “COVID-19” began in Wuhan, China, on this date in 2019.
Your coffee wants you to wear a mask and to get vaccinated.