Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2015.

May 29
Pharmacist John Pemberton placed the first advertisement for his beverage Coca-Cola in the Atlanta Journal on this date in 1886.
Your coffee wants to meditate on a hillside with Don Draper.

May 28
On this date in 1533, Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, declared the marriage of Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn valid.
Your coffee wants to purchase a time-share at Wolf Hall.

May 27
The Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic on this date in 1937.
Your coffee wants to take a walk on the wild side.

May 26
On this date in 1897, Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was published.
Your coffee can raise the dead.

May 25
The benefit event “Hands Across America” took place on this date in 1986.
Your coffee wants a LOT of cup-holders.

May 22
On this date in 1897, the Blackwall Tunnel under the Thames was officially opened.
Your coffee wants a Greathead shield.

May 21
Queen Mary I of England granted a charter to the Derby School on this date in 1554.
Your coffee wants to go to Fedora Academy.

May 20
On this date in 1902, Cuba gained its independence from the United States.
Your coffee wants a cigar.

May 19
The New York Post published Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on this date in 1963.
Your coffee once texted an emoji from the Westfield Culver City mall’s security lock-up.

May 18
On this date in 1593, an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe was issued, based on a heresy accusation by Thomas Kyd.
Your coffee is better than a poke in the eye.

May 15
The Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason, the first private mental hospital in the United States, opened in Philadelphia on this date in 1813.
Your coffee wants to tender such sympathetic attention as may soothe your agitated mind.

May 14
On this date in 1929, cricketeer Wilfred Rhodes took his 4000th wicket, the only player to ever reach that mark.
Your coffee is no dibbly dobbly.

May 13
The Cumberland Compact, the predecessor of the Tennessee State Constitution, was signed by 256 colonists on this date in 1780.
Your coffee wants a coonskin carafe.

May 12
On this date in 1551, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, was founded in Lima, Peru.
Your coffee wants to matriculate.

May 11
The oldest known dated printed book, a copy of the Diamond Sutra, was printed on this date in 868.
Your coffee wants a copy of the Kona Sutra.

May 8
On this date in 1912, Paramount Pictures was founded as the Famous Players Film Company.
Your coffee wants to go out there a nobody and come back a star.

May 7
The American Medical Association was founded on this date in 1847.
Your coffee makes regular appearances in JAMA.

May 6
On this date in 2004, NBC aired the series finale of its situation comedy, “Friends.”
Your coffee told you life was going to be that way.

May 5
Kublai Khan became the ruler of the Mongol Empire on this date in 1260.
Your coffee wants to decree a stately pleasure dome.

May 4
On this date in 1959, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences staged the first Grammy Awards presentation.
Your coffee wants to bring back the Best Polka Album award.

May 1
The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, was issued in Britain on this date in 1840.
Your coffee wants to deliver.