Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June

June 30
The first emergency telephone number was established in London on this date in 1937.
Your coffee wants to butt-dial Directory Assistance.

June 29
On this date in 1956, Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller.
Your coffee wants to see “The Man Who Had All the Luck.”

June 28
The U.S. Congress established the first federal holidays on this date in 1870.
Your coffee wants to name them, but is taking the day off.

June 25
On this date in 1944, the final page of the comic “Krazy Kat” was published.
Your coffee yearns to feel the impact of a well-thrown love-brick.

June 24
British Airways Flight 9 lost power to all four engines after flying through a volcanic ash cloud on this date in 1982.
Your coffee wants to borrow “Tiny” Broadwick’s parachute.

June 23
On this date in 1860, the U.S. Congress established the United States Printing Office.
Your coffee wants its government reports in cursive.

June 22
Virgin Atlantic Airways made its first flight on this date in 1984.
Your coffee wants a more exotic destination than Newark.

June 21
On this date in 1913, Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane in flight.
Your coffee wants to take one (very) small step.

June 18
The last radio episode of the series “Gunsmoke” was broadcast by CBS on this date in 1961.
Your coffee wants an honest sheriff who’s out of this world.

June 17
On this date in 1936, the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting took place.
Your coffee wants more bandwidth to eliminate static cling.

June 16
Pius IX began the Catholic Church’s longest papal reign on this date in 1846.
Your coffee wants to be holier than thou.

June 15
On this date in 1878, Eadweard Muybridge photographically proved that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs.
Your coffee wants to see a horse opera.

June 14
Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Duke of Bavaria, founded the city of Munich on this date in 1158.
Your coffee wants to live in a hamlet founded by Tony the Tiger.

June 11
On this date in 1776, the Continental Congress appointed the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
Your coffee wants to tell John to sit down—tunefully!

June 10
The Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit” was launched on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants an interplanetary selfie.

June 9
On this date in 1943, the United States Congress passed an act authorizing the payroll withholding tax.
Your coffee withholds neither flavor nor satisfaction.

June 8
Carl Laemmle founded Universal Pictures on this date in 1912.
Your coffee wants to meet the Fockers in Jurassic Park.

June 7
On this date in 1899, temperance crusader Carrie Nation vandalized and destroyed the inventory of a Kiowa, Kansas, saloon.
Your coffee wants an end to alcohol-related crime.

June 4
The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, was denied permission to land in Florida on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants to believe in American exceptionalism, but history makes it difficult to do so.

June 3
On this date in 1943, the Zoot Suit riots began in Los Angeles.
Your coffee wants a drape shape with a reet pleat.

June 2
Maine became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages on this date in 1851.
Your coffee goes well with Irish whiskey.

June 1
On this date in 1950, the single largest fire in North American history began north of Fort St. John, British Columbia.
Your coffee can think of less destructive ways of keeping hot.