Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2014.

May 30
On this date in 1536, King Henry VIII of England married Jane Seymour.
Your coffee wants to binge-watch “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”

May 29
The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations became the last of the United States’ thirteen original colonies to ratify the Constitution on this date in 1790.
Your coffee wants a Cumberlandite carafe.

May 28
On this date in 1951, the BBC broadcast the first episode of “The Goon Show.”
Your coffee wants to have a pint at Grafton’s.

May 27
The video game “Dragon Warrior” (a.k.a. “Dragon Quest” and “ドラゴンクエスト”) was first released in Japan on this date in 1986.
Your coffee wrote about it in its Adventure Log in the Imperial Scrolls of Honor.

May 26
On this day in 1923, the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race was held.
Your coffee wants a pit crew.

May 23
Quentin Tarentino’s “Pulp Fiction” received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival on this date in 1994.
Your coffee wants a Royale with cheese.

May 22
On this date in 1856, in the hall of the United States Senate, South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks viciously beat Senator Charles Sumner with a cane.
Your coffee wants a return to the days of civility in political discourse.

May 21
“The Empire Strikes Back” was released on this date in 1980.
Your coffee wants a tauntaun-insulated carafe.

May 20
On this date in 1891, Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of his prototype kinetoscope.
Your coffee wants a box of Junior Mints.

May 19
Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale on this date in 1743.
Your coffee wants a Thermometer of Lyon.

May 16
On this date in 1966, the Cultural Revolution began in the People’s Republic of China.
Your coffee wants to let a hundred flowers bloom, then pick their fruits, dry them, and roast them.

May 15
In San Bernardino, California, McDonald’s opened its first restaurant on this date in 1940.
Your coffee wants an autograph from Mr. Speedee.

May 14
On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention held its first meeting in Philadelphia.
Your coffee wants a drip brewer with a bicameral reservoir.

May 13
Johnny Carson made his last television appearance on this date in 1994.
Your coffee wants to watch the “Tea Time Movie” with Art Fern.

May 12
On this date in 1926, the Italian airship Norge became the first aircraft of any kind to fly over the North Pole.
Your coffee wants a mug with cruciform tail-fins.

May 9
Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow described television as “a vast wasteland” on this date in 1961.
Your coffee wants a streaming wasteland feed.

May 8
On this date in 1899, the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin performed its first play.
Irish coffee is being served during the interval.

May 7
Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as President of the Russian Federation on this date in 2000.
Your coffee wants to take off its shirt and ride a wild bear.

May 6
On this date in 1941, Bob Hope performed his first USO show.
Your coffee is off on the road to Morocco.

May 5
The first Three Stooges short, “Woman Haters,” was released on this date in 1934.
Your coffee is trying to think but nothing happens!

May 2
On this date in 1611, the first edition of the King James Bible was published.
Your coffee wants an EPUB.

May 1
The name of the dwarf planet Pluto was announced on this date in 1930.
Your coffee wants to relax by the light of Charon.