Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in June 2012.

June 29
On this date in 1613, the Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.
Your coffee is a tough act to follow.

June 28
Victoria of the United Kingdom was crowned on this date in 1838.
Your coffee knew her when she was Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent.

June 27
On this date in 1954, the world’s first large-scale nuclear power plant opened in Obninsk, Russia.
Your coffee wants a graphite modulator and a lead mug.

June 26
Wilbur Snapp, baseball park organist for the Clearwater Phillies, was ejected for playing “Three Blind Mice” following an umpire’s call on this date in 1985.
Your coffee is still crushing on Gladys Gooding.

June 25
On this date in 1938, Douglas Hyde was inaugurated as Ireland’s first president.
Your coffee voted for Jekyll.

June 22
American astronomer James W. Christy discovered Charon, a satellite of Pluto, on this date in 1978.
Your coffee always thought Pluto hung out with Proserpina.

June 21
On this date in 1905, Jean-Paul Sarte was born.
Your coffee has been looking for an exit for hours.

June 20
The famous White House tape-recording featuring an 18½-minute gap in the conversation between President Nixon and his advisers as they discussed the Watergate break-in was made on this date in 1972.
Your coffee-maker needs degaussing.

June 19
On this date in 1978, the comic-strip Garfield made its debut.
Your coffee just made catnip-flavored lasagna.

June 18
Greenlandic became the official language of Greenland on this date in 2009.
Your coffee says, "Kumoorn!"

June 15
On this date in 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for vulcanizing rubber.
Your coffee helps the tired bounce back.

June 14
The United States House of Representatives passed the Marihuana Tax Act on this date in 1937.
Your coffee was filtered through hemp fiber.

June 13
On this date in 1933, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in Venice, Italy.
Your coffee believes that nothing good can come of blind dates.

June 12
Bryan Allen flew a human-powered aircraft, the Gossamer Albatross, across the English Channel on this date in 1979.
Your coffee is an ultra-light roast.

June 11
On this date in 1770, Captain James Cook ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
Your coffee has relatives in the Cairns Highlands.

June 8
The United States Post Office Department, assisted by a U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Barbero, delivered 3,000 pieces of mail via Missile Mail on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants an anti-ballistic spam filter.

June 7
On this date in 1975, the first Cricket World Cup tournament began.
Your coffee grounds are free of crickets and other arthropods.

June 6
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opened on this date in 1683.
Extra coffee cups may be found in the cabinet of curiosities.

June 5
On this date in 1967, the National Hockey League awarded a franchise to the Los Angeles Kings.
Your coffee wants to be served in a Stanley Cup.

June 4
French King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon on this date in 1411.
Your coffee wants a wheel of Stilton.

June 1
On this date in 1857, Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du mal.
Your coffee can help alleviate le mal de tête.