Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in December 2007.

December 31
On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated incandescent lighting.
Your coffee provides a warm inner glow.

December 28
The Constitution of Ireland, which established Eire as a country, took effect on this day in 1937.
Have a wee drop of Irish coffee to celebrate.

December 27
The Flushing Remonstrance was signed on this day in 1657.
Your coffee always washes its hands afterwards.

December 26
King Lear was first performed on this day in 1606.
Tom's a-cold . . . but your coffee's piping hot.

December 25
On this day in 1950, Scottish nationalists stole the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey.
Your coffee prefers scones with tea at Christmas.

December 24
On this day in 1888, Vincent Van Gogh cut off the lower part of his left ear lobe.
In artistic solidarity, your coffee wears a single earring.

December 21
The first crossword puzzle was published on this day in 1913.
Your coffee needs a six-letter word meaning "a popular morning beverage."

December 20
NeXT was purchased by Apple Computer on this day in 1996.
Your coffee is processor independent.

December 19
"A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, was first published on this day in 1843.
Decaf? Bah, humbug!

December 18
Today is Steven Spielberg's birthday.
Have a close encounter with your coffee this morning.

December 17
On this day in 1969, the United States Air Force ended Project Blue Book, concluding there was no evidence of UFOs.
Your coffee is out of this world.

December 14
NASCAR was founded in Daytona, Florida, on this day in 1947.
Your coffee comes in a high-performance stock auto mug.

December 13
Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt became the last humans to set foot on the Moon on this day in 1972.
Your coffee came from the Starbucks at Mare Serenitatis.

December 12
In 2001 on this day, Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
Today's coffee comes with a five-finger discount.

December 11
The People's Republic of China joined the World Trade Organization on this day in 2001.
Your coffee this morning is leaded.

December 10
On this day in 1965, the Grateful Dead played their first concert, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
Would you like one of these very special sugar cubes to put in your coffee?

December 7
The Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden in London on this day in 1732.
Your coffee wants a private box.

December 6
In 1933 on this day, Judge John M. Woolsey ruled that James Joyce's Ulysses was not obscene.
Nevertheless, your coffee enjoys reading the dirty bits.

December 5
Today is the 106th birthday of physicist Werner Heisenberg.
Your coffee could use a good quantum mechanic.

December 4
In 1881 on this day, the first issue of the Los Angeles Times was published.
Your coffee likes to read the paper over its morning coffee.

December 3
Alka-Seltzer first went on sale on this day in 1931.
Your coffee is a rich, smooth blend that won't upset your stomach.