Monday, June 30, 2008

On This Day....

Today we also have an anniversary of some interest from the Mariner's Book of Days.

On June 30, 1956 the US Navy stopped roasting its own coffee beans and turned to commercial suppliers for its coffee.

This is certainly one of those bits of minutiae that one wouldn't normally think about, but an interesting tidbit nonetheless. Who would have thought that the Navy would have been roasting its own coffee beans as recently as this? An interesting piece of history and trivia.

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