Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in July 2008.

July 31
On this day in 1893, Henry Perky patented shredded wheat.
At last there's something to eat as you sip your morning coffee—if you don't like corn flakes.

July 30
Will Kellogg invented corn flakes on this day in 1898.
At last there's something to eat as you sip your morning coffee.

July 29
On this day in 1786, "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper to published west of the Allegheny Mountains.
At last there's something to read as you sip your morning coffee.

July 28
In 1943 on this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the end of coffee rationing in the United States.
Our long national nightmare was over!

July 25
On this day in 1775, Maryland issued currency that depicted King George III trampling on the Magna Carta.
Your coffee can think of another George with similar proclivities.

July 24
The World Chess Federation was founded in Paris on this day in 1924.
Guess which color your coffee plays.

July 23
The Ford Motor Company sold its first car, the Model A, on this day in 1903.
You can have your coffee in any color you want, as long as it's black.

July 22
On this day in 1873, Louis Pasteur received a patent for the manufacture of beer.
Your coffee thinks science is a wonderful thing.

July 21
The daily double was introduced in the United States at the Reno Race Track on this day in 1931.
Coffee and a doughnut: one daily double that's a safe bet.

July 18
In 1938 on this day, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan landed in Ireland on his planned New York-to-California flight.
The lure of Irish coffee can be irresistible.

July 17
On this day in 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
Today's coffee is served in a giant spinning teacup.

July 16
On this day in 1935, the first parking meters were put into service.
Your coffee has a hybrid parking exemption.

July 15
The Mariner IV spacecraft sent back the first close-up pictures of the Martian surface on this day in 1965.
Your coffee is summering in the Valles Marineris.

July 14
Univac I, the first commercial computer, was dedicated on this day in 1951.
Your coffee wants an iPhone 3G.

July 11
Skylab entered the atmosphere and burned up over Australia on this day in 1979.
There really are easier ways to heat up your coffee.

July 10
On this day in 1913, a temperature of 134° Fahrenheit was recorded in Death Valley, California.
The optimum brewing temperature for coffee is 199.4° Fahrenheit.

July 9
John F. Blondel patented the doughnut cutter on this day in 1872.
Coffee with doughnuts—it’s such a crazy idea, it just might work!

July 8
On this day in 1947, reports were broadcast that a UFO had crashed at Roswell, New Mexico.
Your coffee arrived on a saucer.

July 7
Artist Marc Chagall was born on this day in 1887.
Your coffee is flying through the air with a fiddler and a goat.

July 4
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act on this day in 1966.
Information should be free—that's what Infobrew is all about!

July 3
On this day in 1978, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the F.C.C. could fine radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words" routine.
Your coffee recites those words every morning: s––– p––– f––– c––– c––––––––– m––––––––––– t–––!

July 2
In 1979 on this date, the United States issued the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
Your coffee supports universal suffrage and a free latte.

July 1
Sony introduced the Walkman on this day in 1979.
Your coffee has an iPod; your decaf has a Zune.