Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2015.

February 27
On this date in 1940, carbon-14 was discovered.
Your coffee isn’t old enough to date.

February 26
Kinemacolor, the first successful color movie process, was unveiled to the public on this date in 1909.
Your coffee wants to be a deep rich brown.

February 25
On this date in 1928, the Federal Radio Commission issued its first commercial television broadcast license.
Your coffee wants to stream.

February 24
Pope Gregory XIII announced his calendar reform on this date in 1582 (depending on which calendar you use).
Your coffee wants to use astronomical year numbering.

February 23
On this date in 1927, Werner Heisenberg first described his uncertainty principle.
Your coffee has a matter wave nature.

February 20
The United States Supreme Court ruled that it, rather than any state, was the final interpreter of Federal law on this date in 1809.
Your coffee wants a writ of mandamus against decaf.

February 19
On this date in 1859, Donald E. Sickles became the first person in the United States to be acquitted of murder on the grounds of temporary insanity.
Your coffee is a guilt-free pleasure.

February 18
John Travolta was born on this date in 1954.
Your coffee knows that whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, you’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.

February 17
On this date in 1959, Vanguard 2, the first satellite designed to monitor the weather, was launched into orbit.
Your coffee watches the skies.

February 16
The United States Army decommissioned the last MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) on this date in 2006.
Your coffee wants to give you hot lips.

February 13
On this date in 1880, Thomas Edison observed the Edison Effect.
Your coffee suffers from thermionic emission.

February 12
George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” was premiered on this date in 1924.
Your coffee is a rhapsody in Blue Mountain.

February 11
On this date in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy.
Your coffee wants a golden parachute and a luxury suite at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery.

February 10
The United States adopted the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution on this date in 1967.
Your coffee honors the Tyler Precedent.

February 9
On this date in 474, Zeno was named co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
Your coffee wants half-and-half-and-half-and-half-and-half-and-half-and….

February 6
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founded the city of Singapore on this date in 1819.
Your coffee wants to buy a ticket.

February 5
On this date in 2001, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announced their separation.
Your coffee wants to jump up and down on the couch.

February 4
The Codex Sinaiticus was discovered in Egypt on this date in 1859.
Your coffee writes in Greek uncials.

February 3
Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle on this date in 1995.
Your coffee wants an Orbital Debris Radar Calibration Sphere.

February 2
On this date in 1709, castaway Alexander Selkirk, Daniel Defoe’s inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was rescued.
Your coffee is rocking out to “Liar Liar” by The Castaways.