Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2013.

May 31
The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line on this date in 1927.
You can have your coffee in any color — as long as it’s black.

May 30
On this date in 1967, Evel Knievel jumped a motorcycle over 16 automobiles.
Your coffee gives you a boost but won’t make you jumpy.

May 29
On this date in 1942, Bing Crosby recorded “White Christmas.”
Your coffee can hear sleigh bells in the snow.

May 28
Leonardo da Vinci’s mural, “The Last Supper,” was put back on display after a 21-year restoration project on this date in 1999.
Your coffee is a perfect conclusion to any supper.

May 27
On this date in 1931, Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer ascended by balloon to an altitude of 51,788 feet, becoming the first people to reach the stratosphere.
Your coffee provides an unparalleled lift.

May 24
Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from the natives in exchange for traded goods on this date in 1626.
Your coffee wants a wampum belt.

May 23
On this date in 1995, the first version of the Java programming language was released.
Your coffee is in a class by itself.

May 22
Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time on this date in 1992.
Your coffee wants you to drive to the Slauson Cutoff, get out of your car, cut off your Slauson, get back in your car, and drive until you come to the fork in the road…

May 21
On this date in 1891, “Gentleman” Jim Corbett fought Peter Jackson to a draw in a 61-round boxing match.
Your coffee wants a Boxing Ring of Power.

May 20
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent for denim jeans with copper rivets on this date in 1873.
Your coffee looks great in a pair of form-fitting jacobs!

May 17
On this date in 1990, actor Kelsey Grammer was sentenced to 30 days in jail for driving while intoxicated.
Your coffee can hear the blues a-callin’.

May 16
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain became the first British monarch to address a joint session of the United States Congress on this date in 1991.
Your coffee gives you permission to enjoy a cup of tea just this once.

May 15
On this date in 1836, Francis Baily observed “Baily’s beads” during an annular solar eclipse.
Your coffee brightens even the darkest moments.

May 14
Skylab One, the first U.S. space station, was launched on this date in 1973.
Your coffee awaits the arrival of Commander Alan Bean.

May 13
On this date in 1954, “The Pajama Game” opened on Broadway.
Your coffee is being served in Hernando’s Hideaway.

May 10
Microsoft announced it was purchasing Skype on this date in 2011.
Your coffee wants a little FaceTime.

May 9
On this date in 1671, Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
Your coffee is the crown jewel of each morning.

May 8
The United States Congress passed a joint resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day on this date in 1914.
Your coffee thinks it was a hallmark of legislation.

May 7
On this date in 1946, the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. (later known as Sony) was founded.
Your coffee recommends you avoid grinding and brewing Walkman Beans.

May 6
John Steinbeck received a Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath on this date in 1940.
Your coffee is correcting the proofs for the lost sequel, The Beans of Bliss.

May 3
On this date in 2003, New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapsed.
Your coffee blames decaf.

May 2
President Clinton opened up accurate access to the Global Positioning Satellite system for non-military applications on this date in 2000.
Your coffee knows where it stands.

May 1
On this date in 1759, Josiah Wedgwood founded his eponymous pottery company in England.
Your coffee wants a jasperware mug.