Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2015.

August 31
The 1910 tempera on board version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” stolen in 2004, was recovered by Norwegian police on this date in 2006.
Your coffee wants to scream—for ice cream!

August 28
On this date in 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent, banning slavery throughout most of the British Empire.
Your coffee wants to receive Royal Assent as a suitable tea replacement beverage.

August 27
Mars made its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants to visit beautiful Barsoom.

August 26
On this date in 1977, La charte de la langue française made French the official language of the Canadian province of Québec.
Your coffee wants to be a french roast.

August 25
The Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Neptune on this date in 1989.
Your coffee wants to wield a trident.

August 24
On this date in 1967, Abbie Hoffman and members of the Youth International Party disrupted trading at the New York Stock Exchange.
Your coffee says "Yippie!"

August 21
Russian dancer Alexander Godunov defected to the United States on this date in 1979.
Your coffee wants to be more than good enough.

August 20
On this date in 1882, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.
Your coffee wants sixteen cannon shots of espresso.

August 19
The first geostationary communications satellite, Syncom 3, was launched on this date in 1964.
Your coffee wants to be your launch vehicle.

August 18
On this date in 1783, a huge meteor fireball was observed over England.
Your coffee wants to help you stay up to watch the Kappa Cygnids.

August 17
Baseball pitcher Jack Wadsworth established a major league record by giving up 36 hits in a game on this date in 1894.
Your coffee wants a long reliever.

August 14
On this date in 1893, France became the first country to introduce vehicular license plates.
Your coffee wants an “INFOBRW” vanity plate.

August 13
Maurice became emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire on this date in 582.
Your coffee wants to speak of the pompitous of love.

August 12
On this date in 1883, the last quagga died.
Your coffee wants to earn its stripes.

August 11
The first 137 civilian prisoners arrived at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island on this date in 1934.
Your coffee wants a special screening of “Birdman.”

August 10
On this date in 1793, the Musée du Louvre in Paris opened.
Your coffee wants to open some louvre windows.

August 7
The first United States one-cent piece that had the Lincoln Memorial design on the reverse went into circulation on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants a 1909-S VDB penny.

August 6
On this date in 1890, baseball pitcher Cy Young pitched his first major league victory.
Your coffee wants a warm-up.

August 5
The United States government levied its first income tax on this date in 1861.
Your coffee wants a good accountant — or, at least, a good bean counter.

August 4
On this date in 1902, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the River Thames opened.
Your coffee wants to go for walkies on the Isle of Dogs.

August 3
Tandy Corporation introduced the TRS-80 personal computer on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants to get back to BASICs.