Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2014.

August 29
At Candlestick Park, San Francisco, the Beatles performed their last live concert in front of paying fans on this date in 1966.
Your coffee wants a short espresso and a Long Tall Sally.

August 28
On this date in 1953, Nippon Television broadcast its first show — and its first commercial.
Your coffee wants to wash your mug with Mr. Sparkle.

August 27
“Titanic” became the first movie to earn more than $600 million in North America on this date in 1998.
Your coffee is the king of the world!!

August 26
On this date in 1498, Michelangelo Buonarroti received a commission to carve the Pietà.
Your coffee wants to send a stern letter to Lazlo Toth!

August 25
The Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first human-made object to enter interstellar space on this date in 2012.
Your coffee wants to cross the heliopause that refreshes!

August 22
On this date in 1851, the yacht America won the first America’s Cup.
Your coffee wants to be served in a schooner.

August 21
NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft on this date in 1993.
Your coffee wants a safely pressurized carafe.

August 20
On this date in 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
Your coffee cannot forget the close encounter with Uranus.

August 19
Today is the 102nd birthday of American poet Ogden Nash.
Your coffee wants a drink with something in it.

August 18
On this date in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote, was ratified.
Your coffee was brewed with water from Seneca Falls.

August 15
Tivoli Gardens opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on this date in 1843.
Your coffee wants a ride on the Rutschebanen.

August 14
On this date in 2003, a power outage blacked out much of the northeastern portion of North America, affecting over 55 million people in the United States and Canada.
Your coffee wants a kettle, a gas range, and an AeroPress.

August 13
King Louis XIII appointed Cardinal Richelieu to the post of prime minister of France on this date in 1624.
Your coffee wants a French press.

August 12
On this date in 1990, Sue Hendrickson discovered the largest and most complete specimen of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.
Your coffee wants longer arms.

August 11
President Ronald Reagan announced, “I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes,” during a rehearsal for his weekly radio address on this date in 1984.
Your coffee prefers to leave comedy to the comedians.

August 8
On this date in 1929, the Graf Zeppelin began a round-the-world flight, a journey that included the first non-stop flight of any kind across the Pacific Ocean.
Your coffee wants five Maybach VL-2 12-cylinder 550 hp engines.

August 7
Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s lifetime home run record with his 756th home run on this date in 2007.
Your coffee contains no anabolic steroids.

August 6
On this date in 1956, the DuMont Television Network made its final broadcast.
Your coffee wants to watch “Captain Video and His Video Rangers.”

August 5
The United States Army abolished flogging on this date in 1861.
Your coffee wants whipped cream.

August 4
On this date in 1987, a postage stamp honoring William Faulkner went on sale in Oxford, Mississippi, at the post office from which he was fired in 1924.
Your coffee is always first class.

August 1
The National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks played their first pre-season game on this date in 1976.
Your coffee wants a cup the size of the Kingdome.