Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in March 2012.

March 30
Woody Guthrie copyrighted the song, “This Land Is Your Land,” on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants to walk with you on that ribbon of highway.

March 29
On this date in 1932, nightclub performer Jack Benny made his first radio appearance.
Your coffee may drive a Maxwell car but would never live in a Maxwell House.

March 28
Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske patented a microfilm reading device on this date in 1922.
Your coffee wants a microfilm reader with a Retina display.

March 27
On this date in 1915, Mary Mallon, also known as “Typhoid Mary,” was placed in permanent quarantine.
Your coffee only carries three things: great flavor, heavenly aroma, and you through the course of the day.

March 26
William Caxton printed his edition of Aesop’s Fables on this date in 1484.
Your coffee in the cup is worth two in the pot.

March 23
On this date in 2001, after a de-orbit burn two days earlier, fragments of the Russian Mir space station plunged into the South Pacific.
Your coffee can keep you up higher and longer.

March 22
The comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to the Earth on this date in 1997.
Your coffee recommends that you avoid Comet and, instead, clean your carafe with lemon juice, ice, and kosher salt.

March 21
On this date in 1994, director Steven Spielberg won his first Academy Award.
Your coffee was directed by Alan Smithee.

March 20
After thirteen years of imprisonment in the Tower of London, Sir Walter Raleigh was freed on this date in 1616.
Your coffee is a physician for all diseases and miseries.

March 19
On this date in 2007, Mr. Bean posted his first Infobrew entry to the Web.
Your coffee looks marvelous on a Retina display.

March 16
Ford Motor Company sold its 50 millionth automobile, a Thunderbird, on this date in 1958.
Your coffee wants a 300 horsepower, 352 cubic-inch FE V8 convertible—with tail fins.

March 15
On this date in 1985, the first Internet .com domain name was registered.
Your coffee is the master of its domain.

March 14
Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin on this date in 1794.
Your coffee wants a cotton gin and tonic.

March 13
On this date in 1925, the Butler Act passed in Tennessee, outlawing the teaching of human evolution.
Your coffee was intelligently created by the process of infusion.

March 12
The pilot for “Wonder Woman” debuted on ABC-TV on this date in 1974.
By Hera! This is one fine cup of coffee!

March 9
On this date in 1959, the Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
Your coffee never trusted Ken Carson.

March 8
Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman to be granted an airplane pilot’s license on this date in 1910.
Your coffee heard that she flew a bi-plane — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

March 7
On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a U.S. patent for the telephone.
Your coffee is brewed in POTS.

March 6
Walter Cronkite made his last broadcast as anchor of the CBS Evening News on this date in 1981.
Your coffee wants to know the way it is.

March 5
On this date in 1855, the United States Congress appropriated funds to ship camels to the western United States.
Your coffee helps you get over the hump.

March 2
Fermilab researchers announced the discovery of the top quark on this date in 1995.
Your coffee is, at bottom, strangely charming.

March 1
On this day in 1966 the Soviet Venera 3 probe reached Venus, becoming the first human-made craft to land on another planet.
Your coffee is a morning star.