Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2013.

August 30
On this date in 1909, paleontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott discovered the Burgess Shale fossil field.
Your coffee wants to be preserved as black carbon films on black shales.

August 29
New York station WEAF broadcast the first commercial radio advertisement on this date in 1922.
Your coffee will be right back after a word from its sponsors.

August 28
On this date in 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
Your coffee is served by each according to his ability to each according to his need.

August 27
Charles G. Conn patented the metal clarinet on this date in 1889.
Your coffee does not require the application of Konn’s Kurative Kream.

August 26
On this date in 2011, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Your coffee is heated by a thermal runaway event.

August 23
The Galileo spacecraft discovered the first known moon of an asteroid on this date in 1993.
Your coffee exhibits saturation cratering.

August 22
On this date in 1906 the Victor Talking Machine Company began to manufacture Victrolas.
Your coffee wants to give Nipper a doggie treat.

August 21
Olds Motor Works was founded on this date in 1897.
Your coffee wants to fly, automo-bubbling, down the road of life.

August 20
On this date in 1083, Saint Stephen, the first King of Hungary, was canonized.
Your coffee saw him with a rose: in and out of the garden he goes.

August 19
The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Ohio, on this date in 1934.
Your coffee wants to keep you rolling.

August 16
On this date in 1930, “Fiddlesticks,” the first animated sound cartoon in color, was released.
Your coffee wants to dance on a lilypad.

August 15
The Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University received a radio signal from deep space on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants to believe!

August 14
On this date in 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” opened at the USA Theatre in Westwood, California.
Your coffee wants to do the Time Warp again.

August 13
The first gasoline-powered taxicabs began running in New York City on this date in 1907.
Your coffee has a checkered past.

August 12
On this date in 1960, Echo 1A, the first communications satellite, was launched.
Your coffee wants to ride in a beautiful satelloon.

August 9
The first mass was celebrated in the Sistine Chapel on this date in 1483.
Your coffee wants a little artwork to brighten up the place.

August 8
On this date in 1969, Scottish photographer Iain Stewart Macmillan took the photograph that became the cover picture for the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album.
Your coffee is being served in an octopus’s garden.

August 7
Today is the 137th birthday of Margaretha Geertruida “M’greet” Zelle MacLeod, a.k.a. Mata Hari.
Your coffee wants a code name.

August 6
The Curiosity rover landed in Gale Crater on Mars on this date in 2012.
Your coffee wants to be delivered by sky crane.

August 5
On this date in 1957, the show “American Bandstand” debuted on the ABC television network.
Your coffee has a nice bean and you can dance to it.

August 2
Today is actor Peter O’Toole’s 81st birthday.
Your coffee wants a double-phallic name.

August 1
The “New” London Bridge, replacing the 600-year-old medieval structure, opened on this day in 1831.
Your coffee wants to move to Lake Havasu.