Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2012.

May 31
President Washington signed the first United States copyright legislation on this date in 1790.
Your coffee promotes the progress of science and useful arts.

May 30
On this date in 1631, La Gazette, the first French newspaper, published its first issue.
Your coffee reads Libération.

May 29
Provoking a riot, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” premiered in Paris on this date in 1913.
Your coffee is The Kiss of the Earth.

May 28
On this date in 2002, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft discovered signs of large water-ice deposits on Mars.
Your coffee wants to find large deposits of iced espresso frappuccino.

May 25
Henry Ford announced that the Model A would replace the Model T on this date in 1927.
Your coffee likes both T & A.

May 24
On this date in 1830, Sarah Josepha Hale published the poem, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
Your coffee wants to make you laugh and play.

May 23
In Vienna, Cyrill Demian was granted a patent for the accordion on this date in 1829.
Your coffee wants to hear “Lady of Spain” performed by Myron Floren.

May 22
On this date in 1980, Namco first released the Pac-Man video game in Japan.
Your coffee gives you more energy than a power pellet.

May 21
“The Empire Strikes Back” was released on this date in 1980.
Your coffee keeps you warmer than the inside of a tauntaun.

May 18
On this date in 2005, the Hubble Space Telescope took the first photograph revealing Nix and Hydra, the second and third known moons of Pluto.
Your coffee is still hot about Pluto’s demotion to “dwarf planet.”

May 17
The first Kentucky Derby was run on this date in 1875.
Your coffee wants a mint julep.

May 16
On this date in 1960, Theodore Maiman demonstrated the first optical laser.
Your coffee is a coherent light roast.

May 15
The first Mickey Mouse cartoon, “Plane Crazy,” was screened on this date in 1928.
Your coffee needs no cream, not even from Clarabelle Cow.

May 14
On this date in 1796, Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination.
Your coffee vaccinates you against dullness and torpor.

May 11
A French mint produced the first euro coins on this date in 1998.
Brother, can you spare €3.50 for a medium cafe latte?

May 10
On this date in 1773, the British Parliament’s Tea Act received royal assent.
Pffft! What does your coffee care about tea?

May 9
Joseph Bramah patented the beer-pump handle on this date in 1785.
Your coffee pumps you up.

May 8
On this date in 1956, Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of “Mad Magazine” for the first time.
What? Your coffee worry?

May 7
The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville on this date in 1718.
Your coffee tastes much better without chicory.

May 4
On this date in 1932, Al Capone began serving an eleven-year prison sentence.
They pull a knife, you pull a gun. They serve tea, you serve coffee. That’s the Chicago way.

May 3
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” on this date in 1915.
Your coffee tastes like poppies.

May 2
On this date in 1902, French magician Georges Méliès debuted the first science fiction film, “Le Voyage dans la lune.”
Your coffee wants to nominate it for a Hugo.

May 1
The University of Toronto held the first Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer on this date in 1925.
Your coffee leaves an iron ring.