Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2009.

May 29
The Curtis Publishing Company fired fifteen young women for dancing the “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break on this day in 1912.
You can dance whatever you like on your coffee-break.

May 28
On this day in 1923, United States Attorney General Harry Daugherty declared that it was perfectly legal for women to wear trousers anytime they wanted.
Your coffee still isn’t sure about culottes.

May 27
Walt Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” cartoon was released on this day in 1933.
Your coffee does not fear the Big Bad Wolf.

May 26
On this day in 1936, Tommy Henderson began a ten-hour-long speech in the House of Commons of Northern Ireland.
Your coffee rises to a question of personal privilege regarding bathroom breaks.

May 25
Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” premiered in London on this day in 1878.
Your coffee was drip-brewed so perfectly, that now it is the best brew in the Queen’s Navee!

May 22
On this day in 1849, Abraham Lincoln was granted a patent for the floating dry dock.
Your coffee-maker needs a floodable bouyancy chamber.

May 21
Today is the birthday of possible U.S. Senator Al Franken.
Your coffee thinks Norm Coleman is a big fat idiot.

May 20
Charles Lindbergh, aboard the “Spirit of St. Louis,” began the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic airplane flight on this day in 1927.
Your coffee wants a window seat.

May 19
On this day in 1780, New England’s “Dark Day” occurred, during which a combination of smoke, fog, and cloud cover resulted in almost total darkness for most of the day.
Your coffee can brighten even the darkest day.

May 18
Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than sound on this day in 1953.
Your coffee likes fast women.

May 15
Ellen Church became the first airplane stewardess on this day in 1930.
Your coffee is honored to ride on her beverage cart.

May 14
The final episode of the TV series “Seinfeld” was broadcast on this day in 1998.
Your coffee is the master of its domain.

May 13
On this day in 1991, Apple Computer released System 7 for the Macintosh computer.
Your coffee uses drag-and-drip brewing.

May 12
William Clayton invented the odometer on this day in 1847.
Your coffee averages 245,760 beans per mile.

May 11
On this day in 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
Your coffee knows a carafe at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

May 8
The Great American Revolution roller coaster opened at Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, on this day in 1976.
Your coffee gives you kinetic energy.

May 7
On this day in 1998, in the largest industrial merger in history, Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler Corporation for $40 billion.
Your coffee congratulates the Daimler-Benz bean-counters on their shrewd purchase.

May 6
On this day in 1988, the infamous National Hockey League “Doughnutgate” incident took place when the New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld called referee Don Koharski “a fat pig” and told him to “have another doughnut.”
Your coffee wants everyone to have another doughnut.

May 5
With a 15-minute suborbital flight, astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space on this day in 1961.
That’s barely enough time for a cup of coffee!

May 4
Christopher Columbus made landfall on Jamaica on this day in 1494.
Your coffee watched him arrive from high in the Blue Mountains.

May 1
Gwendolyn Brooks won a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry on this day in 1950.
Your barista today is Annie Allen.