Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2010.

May 31
On this date in 1859, Big Ben began ticking.
Your coffee syncs to an Internet-based time-server.

May 28
John Muir founded the Sierra Club on this date in 1892.
Your coffee wants to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.

May 27
Today is the birthday of dancer Isadora Duncan.
Your coffee prefers turtlenecks to scarves.

May 26
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published on this date in 1896.
Your coffee has a long position in bean derivatives.

May 25
On this date in 1953, “Atomic Annie,” the first atomic cannon, test-fired a nuclear shell for the first and only time.
Your coffee wants an ion cannon.

May 24
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea banned mobile phones on this date in 2004.
Your coffee doesn’t have an app for that.

May 21
On this date in 1972, Laszlo Toth attacked and damaged Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Your coffee is an excellent restorative.

May 20
Jacob German of New York City became the first driver known to receive a speeding ticket on this date in 1899.
Your coffee is stimulating but not speedy.

May 19
On this date in 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy.
Your coffee wants a slice of birthday cheesecake.

May 18
The mathematician and poet Omar Khayyám was born on this date in 1048.
A book of verses underneath the bough, a carafe of coffee, a sticky bun, and thou beside me singing in the wilderness—oh, wilderness were paradise enow!

May 17
On this date in 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the United States to legalize same-sex marriage.
Your coffee is completely in favor of interesting blends.

May 14
The Beatles announced the formation of Apple Corps on this date in 1968.
Your coffee wants to hold their hand-held devices.

May 13
On this date in 1965, the Rolling Stones recorded “Satisfaction.”
Your coffee records satisfaction every morning.

May 12
The American Bowling Congress ended its policy of restricting membership to white males only on this date in 1950.
Your coffee thinks that took a lot of balls, but it raised the sport out of the gutter without a moment to spare.

May 11
On this date in 1960, contraceptive pills were first marketed.
A day without coffee is inconceivable.

May 10
The United States Supreme Court ruled that a tomato is a vegetable and not a fruit on this date in 1893.
Your coffee is a bean but not a legume.

May 7
On this date in 1824, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiered in Vienna.
Your coffee is an ode to joy.

May 6
The American Lung Association held its first meeting on this date in 1904.
Time to wake up and inhale the coffee.

May 5
On this date in 1904, baseball pitcher Cy Young threw the first perfect game in baseball’s modern era.
Your coffee is in a league of its own.

May 4
Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea on this date in 1953.
Your coffee wants to fish alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream.

May 3
On this date in 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.
Your coffee wants a house on C Street.