Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2010.

June 30
On this date in 1987, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the coin known as the “Loonie”.
The total today for your coffee comes to thirty-three Estonian kroons.

June 29
Marvin Pipkin filed a patent application for the frosted electric lightbulb on this date in 1925.
Your coffee enjoys a frosted sticky-bun.

June 28
On this date in 1997, boxer Mike Tyson was disqualified in a bout for biting off part of the ear of his opponent, Evander Holyfield.
Your coffee has a bite that you’ll appreciate.

June 25
President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation establishing National Catfish Day on this date in 1987.
Your coffee wants sushi.

June 24
On this date in 1949, Hopalong Cassidy premiered on the NBC television network.
Your coffee wants a ride on Hoppy’s white horse, Topper.

June 23
Arthur Melin, co-founder of Wham-O, was granted a patent for the Hula Hoop on this date in 1964.
Your coffee wants a Water Wiggle.

June 22
On this day in 1970, President Richard Nixon signed a law giving 18-year-olds the right to vote.
Your coffee wants to vote those damn kids off of its lawn.

June 21
Columbia Records unveiled the twelve-inch long-playing phonograph record on this date in 1948.
Your coffee wants an ELP LT-1XA laser turntable.

June 18
On this date in 1903, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson began the first automobile trip across the United States.
Your coffee wants to know, are we there yet?

June 17
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on this date in 1885.
Lift your coffee cup beside the golden door.

June 16
On this date in 1904, James Joyce and Nora Barnacle had their first romantic encounter.
Celebrate the day with some Irish coffee at Davy Bryne’s pub on Duke Street in Dublin.

June 15
With the aid of a kite, a key, and a storm, Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity on this date in 1752.
Your coffee is available for a nominal charge.

June 14
On this date in 1834, Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Vermont patented sandpaper.
Your coffee can make a rough day smooth.

June 11
Manfred Mann recorded “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy” on this date in 1964.
Your coffee tastes good, it tastes fine.

June 10
On this date in 1977, Apple Computer shipped its first Apple II.
Your coffee wants a ROM-based BASIC interpreter.

June 9
The first copyright in the United States for a book was registered on this date in 1790.
Your coffee wants a mandatory deposit.

June 8
On this day in 1949, an FBI report named Helen Keller, Danny Kaye, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Parker, and Frederic March as Communist Party members.
Your coffee is a welcome addition to any party.

June 7
Mary Pickford made her film debut in “The Violin Maker of Cremona” on this date in 1909.
Your coffee thinks that is the most tasteless...oh, wait, “Cremona” not “Cremora”! Never mind.

June 4
On this date in 1935, Gerald Brown and Edward Pollard patented “invisible” glass.
Your coffee thinks that is a transparent fabrication.

June 3
The last original episode of “Star Trek” was broadcast on this date in 1969.
Your coffee opens all hailing frequencies.

June 2
On this date in 1966, the Surveyor 1 lunar probe made a soft landing in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon.
Your coffee lets you down easy.

June 1
Thomas Edison patented an electric voting machine on this date in 1869.
Your coffee is brewed through a butterfly filter of hanging chad.