Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in January 2008.

January 31
The Coca-Cola trademark was registered on this day in 1893.
Your coffee has better caffeine.

January 30
Oliver Cromwell was hanged on this day in 1661—two years after his death.
For a quicker pick-me-up, have some coffee.

January 29
On this day in 1924, Carl Taylor patented a machine that made ice cream cones.
Your coffee will have a double-scoop of mocha swirl.

January 28
Horace Walpole coined the word “serendipity” on this day in 1754.
Your coffee just happened upon that tidbit.

January 25
Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn on this day in 1533.
Your coffee congratulates the happy couple.

January 24
On this day in 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale.
Your coffee wants a command line.

January 23
The first version of the Java programming language was released on this day in 1996.
Your coffee uses enterprise java beans.

January 22
KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi, began operating on this day in 1947.
Your coffee will be right back after this brief commercial announcement.

January 21
On this day in 1977, President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
Your coffee was brewed in Canada.

January 18
Today is the birthday of Danny Kaye.
The decaf with the creamer's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

January 17
On this day in 1605, Don Quixote was first published in Spain.
Your coffee dreams the impossible dream.

January 16
The Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the United States, went into effect on this day in 1920.
Your coffee is opposed to the banning of any beverage.

January 15
Wikipedia went online on this day in 2001.
Your coffee wants to rewrite its entry.

January 14
The Human Be-In took place in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on this day in 1967.
The Coffee Be-In takes place in your cup every morning.

January 11
The first measurable snowfall recorded in Los Angeles happened on this date in 1949.
Your coffee wants to ski Coldwater Canyon.

January 10
The first episode of "The Sopranos" was broadcast by HBO on this day in 1999.
Have some coffee, compliments of the Badda Bing Club.

January 9
Today is Richard Nixon's birthday.
It took 18 1/2 minutes to brew today's coffee.

January 8
On this day in 1958, Bobby Fisher, age 14, won the United States Chess Championship.
Your coffee always plays black.

January 7
The first transatlantic telephone call was made on this day in 1927.
Your coffee wants free night and weekend minutes.

January 4
The Spirit rover landed on Mars on this day in 2004.
The rover has found signs of water on Mars, but still no coffee.

January 3
Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday.
Enjoy a slice of lembas with your coffee this morning.

January 2
In 1946 on this day, King Zog of Albania abdicated.
Your coffee enjoyed Zog's later work in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

January 1
The first Tournament of Roses parade was held in Pasadena on this date in 1890.
Your coffee prefers to sleep in.