Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2008.

August 29
In 1958 on this day, George Harrison joined a band called the Quarrymen.
Your coffee wonders what ever became of that group.

August 28
On this day in 1907, the company that became United Parcel Service was founded.
Your coffee always wears brown.

August 27
The Kellogg-Briand Pact, an international treaty outlawing war as an instrument of national policy, was signed on this day in 1928.
Your coffee is glad that’s finally settled.

August 26
The Beatles, Mick Jagger, and Marienne Faithful met with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on this day in 1967.
Your coffee wants a mantra.

August 25
On this day in 1981, the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn.
Use a coaster so your coffee cup won’t leave a ring.

August 22
St. Columba was reported to have seen a monster in Loch Ness on this day in 565.
Your coffee wants a sonar-equipped submersible.

August 21
In 1888 on this day, William S. Burroughs patented the adding machine.
Your coffee owes a lot to the bean counters.

August 20
Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career grand slam on this day in 1938.
Your coffee grounds out every morning.

August 19
Gene Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas, on this day in 1921.
Today's coffee was brewed from dilithium crystals.

August 18
On this day in 1877, astronomer Asaph Hall discovered the Martian moon Phobos.
Your coffee has a low albedo.

August 15
“The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Hollywood on this day in 1939.
The Wicked Witch of the West drinks decaf.

August 14
PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) was incorporated on this day in 1980.
Your coffee was tested on animals—and they liked it!

August 13
Today is the birthday of Alfred Hitchcock.
Dial “M” for Mocha-Java.

August 12
The space shuttle Enterprise made its first atmospheric flight on this day in 1977.
Your coffee has warp drive capability.

August 11
On this day in 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr received U.S. Patent Number 2292387 for a "Secret Communications System."
Your coffee is both beautiful and smart.

August 8
In 1876 on this day, Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph.
Sniff your coffee, not the paper.

August 7
Today is Garrison Keillor's birthday.
Don't feel so woebegone: your coffee is above average.

August 6
Tim Berners-Lee first made the World Wide Web available on the Internet on this day in 1991.
Ask your server for some coffee.

August 5
In 1884 on this day, the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty was laid.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to drink good coffee.

August 4
According to tradition, Dom Pérignon invented champagne on this day in 1693.
Your coffee doesn't need any bubbles to sparkle.

August 1
At 12:01AM on this day in 1981, MTV was launched.
Your coffee wants a cable box and a remote.