Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in January 2016.

January 29
On this date in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
Your coffee wants to find a place to park.

January 28
Elvis Presley made his first U.S. television appearance on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants to forget to remember to forget.

January 27
On this date in 2006, Western Union ended its telegram service.
Your coffee wants to wire you.

January 26
The Cullinan diamond, the largest diamond ever mined, was found on this date in 1905.
Your coffee has many hidden facets.

January 25
On this date in 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on the surface of Mars.
Your coffee wants to take this opportunity to praise the Spirit of Opportunity.

January 22
Conan O’Brien hosted NBC’s “The Tonight Show” for the last time on this date in 2010.
Your coffee enjoyed his work as Soldier #1 in “Halo 4.”

January 21
On this date in 1924, British entertainer Benny Hill was born.
Your coffee wants to play “Yakety Sax.”

January 20
Michael Jordan of the Washington Wizards played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player on this date in 2002.
Your coffee wants to be like Mike.

January 19
On this date in 1915, Georges Claude received a patent for the use of neon discharge tubes for advertising.
Your coffee wants to give you a glow.

January 18
The domain was created on this date in 1995.
Your coffee wants to google that.

January 15
On this date in 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
Your coffee wants to be served in a five-sided mug embossed with a pentagram.

January 14
Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt began the Casablanca Conference on this date in 1943.
Your coffee wants you to play it again.

January 13
On this date in 2000, Bill Gates resigned as CEO of Microsoft.
Your coffee wants a BASIC interpreter.

January 12
Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Jews full Finnish citizens, on this date in 1918.
Your coffee wants a karjalanpiirakka.

January 11
On this date in 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered two satellites of Uranus, Titania and Oberon.
Your coffee wants to have a midsummer night’s dream.

January 8
Herman Hollerith received a patent for his punched card calculator on this date in 1889.
Your coffee wants no hanging chad.

January 7
On this date in 1926, George Burns and Gracie Allen were married.
Your coffee wants to say goodnight.

January 6
Because of the 1973 oil crisis, Daylight Savings Time in the United States began four months early on this date in 1974.
Your coffee wants a melatonin chaser.

January 5
On this date in 1875, the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris was inaugurated.
Your coffee wants a volumizing dry shampoo and a performance of Rossini‘s overture to “William Tell.”

January 4
Captain William McDonald discovered the McDonald Islands on this date in 1854.
Your coffee wants a break today.

January 1
On this date in 1971, the last legal televised cigarette ads on U.S. television were broadcast.
Your coffee wants to walk a mile for a camel in Marlboro Country.