Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2008.

April 30
Today is the birthday of Alice B. Toklas.
Have a brownie with your coffee.

April 29
On this day in 1852, the first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published.
Enjoy a fresh mug of java, mud, joe, jamoke. . .

April 28
The mutiny on the HMS Bounty happened on this day in 1789.
Your coffee never brews up trouble.

April 25
Robert Noyce patented the integrated circuit on this day in 1961.
Your coffee is ground, not chipped.

April 24
Today is Barbra Streisand's birthday.
Your coffee is verklempt. Talk among yourselves.

April 23
The Coca-Cola Company changed its formula and introduced the New Coke on this day in 1985.
Your coffee is a changeless classic.

April 22
The first National League baseball game was played on this day in 1876.
Your coffee is a ground-rule double.

April 21
On this day in 1967, Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defected in New York City.
Your coffee has no defects.

April 18
Yankee Stadium, located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in The Bronx, opened on this day in 1923.
Your coffee bleeds Dodger blue.

April 17
The Ford Mustang was unveiled at the New York World's Fair on this day in 1964.
Your coffee wants cup-holders.

April 16
In 1521 on this day, Martin Luther first appeared before the Diet of Worms to be examined for his views.
Your coffee goes well with any diet.

April 15
William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, saw a "long belt" of daffodils on this day in 1802.
Your coffee could not but be gay, in such a jocund company.

April 14
On this day in 1828, Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary.
Your coffee looked that up in the American Heritage Dictionary.

April 11
Jackie Robinson made his first appearance as a Brooklyn Dodger in an exhibition game on this day in 1947.
Your coffee wants peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

April 10
The first hotel opened in Hawaii on this day in 1825.
Your coffee is ono.

April 9
S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk on this day in 1872.
For heaven's sake, keep that stuff away from your coffee!

April 8
The first recorded college basketball game took place in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1893.
Your coffee wants a different bracket.

April 7
RFC 1, "Host Software," which laid the foundation of the Internet, was published on this day in 1969.
A good host always offers coffee.

April 4
Microsoft was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on this day in 1975.
Your coffee knew it should have made a left turn in Albuquerque.

April 3
On this day in 1882, Robert Ford shot Jesse James in the back so he could claim a $5000 reward.
Your coffee is its own reward.

April 2
The LEXIS online legal database service was publicly launched on this day in 1973.
Your coffee's excellence is a matter of public record.

April 1
Apple Computer was established on this day in 1976.
Your coffee came from a homebrew kit.