Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2008.

May 30
W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer on this day in 1848.
Your coffee wants a scoop of mocha swirl.

May 29
Charles II was restored to the throne of England on this day in 1660.
Your coffee is a great restorative.

May 28
In 1957 on this day, National League club owners approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles.
Your coffee wants to sell its Ebbets Field season tickets.

May 27
Batman first appeared in Detective Comics on this day in 1939.
The Dark Knight enjoys light roast.

May 26
On this day in 2002, the Mars Odyssey orbital probe discovered signs of huge buried water ice deposits on Mars.
Water is one of the two essential ingredients of a good cup of coffee.

May 23
In 1873 on this date, the Canadian Parliament established the North West Mounted Police.
Your coffee wants a saddle-mounted cup-holder and a Stetson.

May 22
Microsoft released Windows 3.0 on this day in 1990.
Your coffee is busy playing Solitaire.

May 21
On this day in 1832, the Democratic Party held its first national convention.
Your coffee is both a superdelegate and a super beverage.

May 20
H.D. Hyde of Reading, Pennsylvania, patented the fountain pen on this day in 1830.
Your coffee comes with free refills.

May 19
Oscar Wilde was released from Reading Gaol on this day in 1897.
Cool your coffee down with Lady Windermere's fan.

May 16
Charles Elmer Hires invented root beer on this day in 1866.
Root coffee, however, never really caught on.

May 15
Joe DiMaggio began his 56-game hitting streak on this day in 1941.
Don't tell Mrs. Robinson, but your coffee knows where he has gone.

May 14
Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway was published on this day in 1925.
Your coffee has made the voyage out to the lighthouse to look at the waves and won't be back for hours.

May 13
The Great Comet of 1861 was first sighted in Australia on this day.
Your coffee is wearing a Kuiper Belt.

May 12
Today is Limerick Day.
On your diet you should have, at most,
Half a grapefruit and one slice of toast
   When you start off your day--
   But you certainly may
Drink your fill of fresh coffee, dark roast!

May 9
The Roman Feast of the Lemuria starts today.
During the feast, one propitiates the restless dead with an offering of beans. No, not coffee beans--that just keeps them up!

May 8
Irving Berlin registered the copyright for "White Christmas" on this day in 1942.
I'm dreaming of hot, black, coffee.

May 7
First proposed in 1789, the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution was finally ratified on this day in 1992.
Your coffee wants a recount.

May 6
In Paris on this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.
Your coffee stayed at the Paris Hilton.

May 5
John Scopes was served with an arrest warrant for teaching evolution on this day in 1925.
Your coffee doesn't monkey around.

May 2
In 1932 on this day, Jack Benny's radio program was first broadcast.
Your coffee watches HD radio.

May 1
President Bush declared an end to "combat operations" in Iraq on this day in 2003.
Your coffee's glad that that's over. Wait . . . what?