Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2012.

August 31
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax set a National League baseball record by striking out 18 batters in a game on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants to throw a fast-ball on Yom Kippur.

August 30
On this date in 1780, Benedict Arnold secretly agreed to hand over West Point, which he commanded for the American forces, to British General Sir Henry Clinton.
Your coffee will never betray you.

August 29
The final first-run episode of the TV series “The Fugitive” was broadcast on this date in 1967.
Your coffee wants to find the one-armed barista.

August 28
On this date in 1898, Caleb Bradham invented “Brad’s Drink,” which was later renamed to “Pepsi Cola.”
Your coffee wins the Pepsi Challenge every single time.

August 27
The Green Bay Packers obtained a franchise in the newly formed national professional football league on this date in 1921.
Your coffee wants to do a Lambeau Leap into your cup.

August 24
On this date in 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.
Your coffee thinks that trans-Neptunian dwarf planets are really cool.

August 23
Today is the 100th birthday of Gene Kelly.
Your coffee’s motto is “Dignity. Always dignity.”

August 22
The Cadillac Motor Company was founded on this date in 1903.
Your coffee wants a 10 horse-power single-cylinder engine with a variable lift intake valve.

August 21
On this date in 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum.
Your coffee has an enigmatic smile.

August 20
The first commercial radio station in the United States, 8MK (now WWJ), began operation in Detroit on this date in 1920.
Your coffee may modify its amplitude but never its flavor.

August 17
On this date in 2002, the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, opened.
Your coffee dreams of flying a Sopwith Camel.

August 16
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on this date in 1958.
Your coffee don’t preach.

August 15
On this date in 1965, the Beatles performed a concert in New York’s Shea Stadium.
Your coffee was thrown out stealing second during “Ticket to Ride.”

August 14
David Mullany invented the wiffle ball on this date in 1953.
Your coffee wants a wiffle, wait, that would be messy.

August 13
On this date in 1898, Carl Gustav Witt discovered the first near-Earth asteroid, 433 Eros.
Your coffee is looking for love in all the wrong places.

August 10
The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory was laid on this date in 1675.
Greenwich Mean Time is much nicer when accompanied by a cup of coffee.

August 9
On this date in 1854, Henry David Thoreau published his book, “Walden.”
Your coffee wants to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.

August 8
The U.S. Men’s basketball team defeated the Croatian team 117-85 to win the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics on this date in 1992.
Your coffee wants a full-court French press.

August 7
On this date in 1909, Alice Taylor Huyler became the first woman to complete an automobile drive across the United States.
Your coffee drives a Maxwell around the house.

August 6
“Don Juan,” the first feature film to use Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone system, premiered on this date in 1926.
Your coffee was pumped through an Audion tube.

August 3
On this date in 1878, balloonist John Wise made the first U.S. flight of a dirigible.
Your coffee naturally buoys your spirits.

August 2
San Francisco’s first cable car went into operation on this date in 1873.
Your coffee gives you a lift without cables.

August 1
On this date in 1988, Martin Scorsese’s movie “The Last Temptation of Christ” opened.
Your coffee is the first temptation of every morning.