Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2009.

February 27
People magazine first went on sale on this day in 1974.
Your coffee read about it in Us magazine.

February 26
The first traffic lights were installed in Manhattan on this day in 1930.
The red light on your coffeemaker means “go”.

February 25
On this day in 1836, Samuel Colt patented the revolver.
Your coffee carries a Walther PPK.

February 24
Elton John was knighted on this day in 1998.
But, oh, how your coffee tastes so real.

February 23
On this day in 1896, Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll.
Your coffee is neither choc-choc-chocolatey nor chew-chew-chewy.

February 20
The United States Post Office was established on this day in 1792.
Your coffee wants to know how many stamps to put on a two-page email.

February 19
Thomas Edison patented the phonograph on this day in 1878.
Your coffee thinks that must be some kind of a record.

February 18
The first 3-D movie opened on this day in 1953.
Your coffee looks silly in these glasses.

February 17
Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead on this day in 1933.
Don’t let Mr. Dithers find out that you’re on a coffee break.

February 16
On this day in 1923, Howard Carter opened King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Your coffee is vacuum-packed for freshness.

February 13
The Dow Jones average closed above 7,000 points for the first time on this day in 1997.
Your coffee is a stimulus package.

February 12
On this day in 2004, Mattel announced that Ken and Barbie were breaking up.
Your coffee is dating Malibu Stacy.

February 11
The "Archie Comics" comic book debuted on this day in 1942.
Jughead’s hat is not a coffee beanie.

February 10
The Deep Blue supercomputer defeated chess champion Garry Kasparov in a game for the first time on this day in 1996.
Your coffee is just a pawn in the game of life.

February 9
William G. Morgan invented volleyball on this day in 1895.
Your coffee was served, then spiked.

February 6
Today is the birthday of Bob Marley.
Your coffee did not shoot the deputy.

February 5
“The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” premiered on CBS on this day in 1967.
Your coffee always liked you best.

February 4
On this day in 1998, Bill Gates was hit by a pie in the face in Flanders, Belgium.
Your coffee goes well with pie.

February 3
On this day in 1967, Jimi Hendrix recorded “Purple Haze.”
Whatever it is, that coffee put a spell on me.

February 2
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, observed its first Groundhog Day on this date in 1887.
Your coffee celebrates Marmot Day.