Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2010.

February 26
Robert Penn Warren was named the first United States Poet Laureate on this date in 1986.
It takes plenty of coffee to serve all the king’s men.

February 25
On this date in 1940, the first hockey game to be televised in the United States took place.
Your coffee wants a biscuit in the basket.

February 24
Kurt Cobain married Courtney Love on this date in 1992.
Your coffee smells nothing like Teen Spirit.

February 23
On this date in 1455, the first Bible was printed by Johannes Gutenberg.
Your coffee was drip-brewed through a vellum filter.

February 22
Quadequina of the Wampanoag tribe introduced popcorn to the Plymouth colonists on this date in 1630.
Your coffee was roasted in a popcorn popper.

February 19
On this date in 1949, Ezra Pound was awarded the first Bollingen Prize in Poetry.


     The apparition of these faces in the queue;
     Foam art topping hot, black, brew.

February 18
Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to be flown and milked on an airplane on this date in 1930.
Your coffee would like an aisle stool.

February 17
On this date in 1943, New York Yankee baseball player Joe DiMaggio joined the United States Army.
Your coffee gave Joltin’ Joe his jolt.

February 16
The first computer bulletin board system, CBBS, was created on this date in 1978.
Your coffee was piped through the XMODEM protocol.

February 15
On this date in 1972, limited copyright protection was extended to sound recordings in the United States.
Your coffee gets all of its MP3s from BitTorrent sites.

February 12
The NEAR Shoemaker space probe became the first human-made object to soft-land on an asteroid on this date in 2001.
Your coffee needs a hydrazine thruster.

February 11
On this date in 1960, after stating, “There must be a better way to make a living than this,” host Jack Paar walked off of NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”
Your coffee is a member of Team Conan.

February 10
The song “Rum and Coca Cola” by the Andrews Sisters reached number 1 on the Billboard chart of top singles on this date in 1945.
Your coffee is workin’ for the Yankee dollar.

February 9
On this date in 1960, Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.
Your coffee wants a five-pointed pink terrazo mug.

February 8
Actor Jack Nicholson attacked a car with a golf club on this date in 1994.
Your coffee is teed off.

February 5
On this date in 1897, the Indiana State House legislature passed Bill No. 246, which defined the value of π as 3.2.
Your coffee likes ice-cream on its π.

February 4
Mark Zuckerberg launched “The Facebook” on this date in 2004.
Your coffee wants to write on your wall.

February 3
On this date in 1862, fourteen-year-old Thomas Edison became the first publisher of a newspaper that was both produced and sold on a moving train.
Your coffee subscribed to it on an iPad.

February 2
In Boston, Othello Pollard exhibited the first leopard to be shown in the United States on this date in 1802.
Your coffee has already upgraded to Snow Leopard.

February 1
On this date in 1888, the first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
Your coffee recognizes it as a defining moment.