Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in July 2012.

July 31
The final day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the British Royal Navy was on this date in 1970.
Your coffee is not one to make rum decisions.

July 30
On this date in 1932, Walt Disney’s cartoon “Flowers and Trees” premiered.
Your coffee is a silly symphony of flavor.

July 27
The first U.S. Federal agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established on this date in 1789.
Your coffee is sealed in a diplomatic pouch for freshness.

July 26
On this date in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, which ordered the desegregation of the United States military.
Your coffee welcomes beans of all roasts and national origins.

July 25
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their first stage appearance as a comedy team on this date in 1946.
Your coffee wants to be the Bob Miles to your Wilbur Hoolick.

July 24
On this date in 1901, William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen-name, “O. Henry,” was released from Ohio Penitentiary, where he had been serving a term for bank embezzlement.
Your coffee wants a set of tortoise-shell combs, a platinum watch fob chain, and $1.87’s worth of embezzled beans.

July 23
Charles E. Menches invented the ice cream cone at the St. Louis World’s Fair on this date in 1904.
Your coffee wants two scoops of Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz in a waffle cone.

July 20
On this date in 1977, the Central Intelligence Agency released documents revealing that it had engaged in mind-control experiments.
Your coffee would like you to try the special MK-Ultra blend.

July 19
The Rosetta Stone was discovered in Egypt on this date in 1799.
Your coffee wants the return of Rosetta to OS X.

July 18
On this date in 1936, the first Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was made.
Your coffee would relish the chance to become a Wienermobile hotdogger.

July 17
Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Water Music” had its premiere on this date in 1717.
Your coffee finds Bach’s “Coffee Cantata” more stirring.

July 16
On this date in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was published.
Your coffee is not a phony.

July 13
Today is the 70th birthday of Harrison Ford.
Your coffee shot first.

July 12
Hedley Verity established a world cricket record by taking all ten wickets while allowing only ten runs on this date in 1932.
Your coffee has an autographed picture of Hedley Lamarr.

July 11
On this date in 1859, Big Ben rang for the first time.
Your coffee wants a low quarter bell with two wrench hammers.

July 10
Telstar, the first communication satellite, was launched on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants a vinyl single by The Tornadoes.

July 9
On this date in 1877, the first Wimbledon Championship tennis tournament began.
Whether it's a first or second service, your coffee is aces.

July 6
Louis Pasteur successfully tested his rabies vaccine on this date in 1885.
Your coffee is much better than the hair of the dog that bit you.

July 5
On this date in 1948, the British National Health Service Act went into effect, creating a publicly funded healthcare system.
Your coffee is free at the point of use.

July 4
The first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was published in Brooklyn, New York, on this date in 1855.
Your coffee can sing your body electric each morning.

July 3
On this date in 1996, the British government announced that the Stone of Scone would be returned to Scotland.
Your coffee wants a softer breakfast pastry.

July 2
United States President Benjamin Harrison signed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act into law on this date in 1890.
Your coffee enjoys a good game of Monopoly.