Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in March 2010.

March 31
Wabash, Indiana, became the first town to be illuminated entirely by electric lighting on this day in 1880.
Your coffee wants a dimmer switch.

March 30
On this date in 1858, Hymen L. Lipman patented a pencil with an attached eraser.
Your coffee keeps you sharp.

March 29
An ice jam temporarily stopped up Niagara Falls on this date in 1848.
Your coffee once dated the Maid of the Mist.

March 26
On this date in 1999, the “Melissa” macro virus began infecting Microsoft word processing and email programs.
Your coffee wants to mail itself to fifty of your friends.

March 25
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford University on this date in 1811.
If morning comes, can coffee be far behind?

March 24
On this date in 1960, a United States Court of Appeal ruled that D.H. Lawrence’s novel, Lady Chatterly’s Lover, was not obscene.
Your coffee is steamy.

March 23
Singer Dame Nellie Melba revealed the secret of her eponymous toast on this date in 1901.
Your coffee wants a glazed buttermilk doughnut.

March 22
On this date in 1993, Intel introduced the Pentium processor.
Your coffee-warmer runs at 66 MHz.

March 19
IBM announced plans to end production of the PCjr computer on this date in 1985.
Your coffee wants an infrared wireless chiclet keyboard and a lightpen.

March 18
On this date in 37, Caligula became Emperor of Rome.
Your coffee was brewed with water from the Aqua Claudia.

March 17
Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced a new element, californium, on this date in 1950.
Your coffee has a half-life of forty-four minutes.

March 16
The first three-way tie on the television program “Jeopardy!” happened on this date in 2007.
Answer: The first evidence of this drink appears in the mid-15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen.
Question: What is your coffee?

March 15
On this date in 1892, Jesse W. Reno patented the escalator.
Being trapped on a stalled escalator is one of your coffee’s greatest fears.

March 12
Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time on this date in 1894.
Your coffee is the real thing.

March 11
On this date in 1986, the National Football League adopted its first instant replay rule.
Your coffee’s challenge was not upheld and it will be charged with a time-out.

March 10
Today is the birthday of Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris keeps your coffee awake.

March 9
“The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour” was canceled by CBS on this date in 1969.
Your coffee once shared a little tea with Goldie.

March 8
On this date in 1978, the first episode of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Your coffee is mostly harmless.

March 5
The first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club took place on this date in 1975.
Your coffee doesn’t need a computer to homebrew.

March 4
On this date in 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect.
Your coffee insures domestic tranquility and promotes the general welfare.

March 3
On this date in 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” become the official national anthem of the United States.
Enjoy the dawn’s early light with a fresh cup of hot coffee.

March 2
Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game on this date in 1962.
Your coffee plays the high post.

March 1
On this day in 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded.
They put the coffee in the coffee in Brazil.