Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in January 2009.

January 30
On this day in 1969, on the roof of Apple Records in London, the Beatles gave their last public performance.
Your coffee is traveling on the one after 909.

January 29
Today is Oprah Winfrey’s birthday.
You get a coffee-maker, and you get a coffee-maker, and you get a coffee-maker. . . .

January 28
Pride and Prejudice was published on this date in 1813.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of coffee.

January 27
The Doors’ debut album was released on this day in 1967.
Your coffee couldn’t get much higher.

January 26
On this day in 1838, Tennessee became the first U.S. state to prohibit the sale of alcohol.
Your coffee wants a shot of Jack Daniel’s.

January 23
The Twenty-fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which banned poll taxes, was ratified on this day in 1964.
Your coffee wants a mail-in ballot.

January 22
On this day in 1984, the first Apple Macintosh commercial aired.
Your coffee wants a big brother.

January 21
On this day in 1997, Newt Gingrich became the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives to be sanctioned for ethics violations.
Your coffee is shocked, shocked to hear that an elected official behaved unethically.

January 20
On this day in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama II became the 44th President of the United States.
Your coffee couldn’t have been more pleased.

January 19
On this day in 1977, snow fell in Miami, Florida.
Your coffee could use a warm-up.

January 16
The Internet Engineering Task Force held its first meeting on this day in 1986.
Your coffee put the “C” in TCP/IP.

January 15
On this day in 1559, Elizabeth Tudor was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
Your coffee rules!

January 14
Little Richard released “Tutti Frutti” on this day in 1956.
Your coffee rocks to the east and rocks to the west.

January 13
On this day in 1968, Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom Prison.
Your coffee never shot a man in Reno.

January 12
According to the script of 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL became operational on this day in 1997.
I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t brew that.

January 9
Apple announced the iPhone on this day in 2007.
Your coffee wants five bars and free Wi-Fi.

January 8
On this day in 1992, President George H.W. Bush vomited on Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa’s lap.
Your coffee prefers to use a diplomatic pouch.

January 7
The impeachment trial of President Clinton in the United States Senate began on this day in 1999.
Your coffee knows what the definition of “is” is.

January 6
On this day in 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States.
Your coffee wants a spa vacation in Truth or Consequences.

January 5
FM radio was first demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission on this day in 1940.
Your coffee listens to KAFE-FM.

January 2
On this day in 1872, Brigham Young was arrested on bigamy charges for having 25 wives.
Your coffee is just looking for love—is that so wrong?

January 1
The last known Roman gladitorial competition took place on this day in 404 A.D.
Your coffee wants a gladius and a parma.