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What your coffee knew in February 2024

February 29
Queen Margaret of Scotland supposedly passed a law on this date in 1288 which required that each man who refused a woman’s Leap Day marriage proposal pay a fine.
Your coffee wants a pair of marriage mittens.

February 28
On this date in 202 BCE, the Han Dynasty of China began with the enthronement of Liu Bang as Emperor.
Your coffee wants to start your day with a bang.

February 27
The British House of Commons voted against further war in America on this date in 1782.
Your coffee wants a peaceful morning and a second cup.

February 26
On this date in 1870, the Beach Pneumatic Transit opened.
Your coffee wants an AeroPress.

February 23
Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” went into general theatrical release on this date in 1940.
Your coffee wants to wish upon a star.

February 22
On this date in 1881, a 3,500-year-old ancient Egyptian obelisk known as “Cleopatra’s Needle” was erected in Central Park, New York.
Your coffee wants to take it for granite.

February 21
The Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated on this date in 1885.
Your coffee wants an erection of which we all can be proud.

February 20
On this date in 1472, Norway pawned Orkney and Shetland to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
Your coffee wants a pony.

February 19
The Supreme Privy Council was established in Russia on this date in 1726.
Your coffee wants a less aromatic meeting room.

February 16
On this date in 1960, a submarine, the U.S.S. Triton, began “Operation Sandblast,” the first circumnavigation of the globe under water.
Your coffee wants a snorkel.

February 15
A Russian immigrant couple, Morris and Rose Michtom, introduced the first teddy bear in America on this date in 1903.
Your coffee wants to cuddle.

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee loves you every day!

February 13
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was established on this date in 1914.
Your coffee wants to stream…for a fee.

February 12
On this date in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.
Your coffee wants to you to be woke!

February 9
The band formerly known as “The Quarrymen” performed for the first time as “The Beatles” in Liverpool’s Cavern Club on this date in 1961.
Your coffee wants an album of Quarrymen skiffle hits.

February 8
On this date in 1878, Fred Thayer received a patent for the baseball catcher's mask.
Your coffee wants a protective cup.

February 7
The orbit of dwarf planet Pluto moved inside of Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered on this date in 1979.
Your coffee wants to be served on the Cthulhu Macula.

February 6
On this date in 1985, the French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted its first new product in 123 years.
Your coffee does not want to be fizzy.

February 5
General Douglas MacArthur returned to Manila on this date in 1945.
Your coffee wants no deposit, no return.

February 2
On this date in 1892, William Painter patented the bottle cap.
Your coffee wants to crack open a cold one.

February 1
Texas seceded from the United States on this date in 1861.
Your coffee wants to know if history is prologue.