Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2013.

February 28
On this date in 1954, the first color televisions implementing the NTSC standard were offered for sale in the United States.
Your coffee wants a chain of vacuum tube multivibrators.

February 27
The United States Supreme Court ruled that the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, had been constitutionally established on this date in 1922.
Your coffee considers a request for decaf to be non-justiciable.

February 26
On this date in 1815, Napoléon Bonaparte escaped from exile on Elba to begin his second conquest of France.
Your coffee may require you to make frequent trips to the water loo.

February 25
Hiram Rhodes Revels was sworn in as a United States Senator on this date in 1870, becoming the first African-American to serve in Congress.
Your coffee wants a reconstructed espresso maker.

February 22
On this date in 1923, the first chinchilla farm in the U.S. was established.
Your coffee wants a sack of chinchilla seeds.

February 21
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances was signed in Vienna on this date in 1971.
Your coffee can’t remember a single thing that went on at that convention.

February 20
On this date in 1872, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art opened.
Your coffee covets a klatch at the Cloisters.

February 19
The state of Georgia established the first literature censorship board in the United States on this date in 1953.
Your coffee thinks that is ◼◼◼◼◼◼-up and ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼!

February 18
On this date in 1959, snow fell in the Sahara Desert for the first time in living memory.
Your coffee wants to be iced.

February 15
Canada adopted its maple leaf flag design on this date in 1965.
Your coffee wants a sack of Timbits from Tim Hortons, eh?

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Coffee beans are good for the ♥!

February 13
On this date in 1937, the first “Prince Valiant” comic strip appeared.
Your coffee wants to wield Flamberge.

February 12
Pope John VIII crowned Charles the Fat as Emperor of the Carolingian Empire on this date in 881.
Your coffee wants a Charles the Fat-free sticky bun.

February 11
On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison after 27 years of imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid.
Your coffee was caught staring at a Mandela mandala.

February 8
The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood Walk of Fame took place on this date in 1960.
Your coffee is a shimmering, glowing star in the beverage firmament.

February 7
On this date in 1979, Stephen Stills made the first digital rock recording.
Your coffee wants an analog iPod.

February 6
British women over the age of 30 who met a minimum property qualification were granted the voting franchise on this date in 1918.
Your coffee wants a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise.

February 5
On this day in 1631, theologian Roger Williams, future founder of Rhode Island, arrived in Boston from England.
Your coffee is an act of Providence.

February 4
The first United States-hosted Winter Olympics opened at Lake Placid, New York, on this date in 1932.
Your coffee would like a warm-up.

February 1
On this date in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Your coffee today is black and free.