Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2017.

February 28
Benedict XVI on this date in 2013 became the first Catholic Pope in almost 600 years to resign.
Your coffee wants a puff of white smoke.

February 27
On this date in 1951, the 22nd Amendment, limiting U.S. Presidents to two terms, was ratified.
Your coffee wants to limit the current President to time served.

February 24
The United States Supreme Court established the principal of judicial review in Marbury v Madison on this date in 1803.
Your coffee wants to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

February 23
On this date in 1927, President Coolidge signed a bill establishing the Federal Radio Commission.
Your coffee wants a 50,000 watt clear-channel frequency allocation.

February 22
In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opened the first of his stores on this date in 1878.
Your coffee wants to sit-in for lunch at the counter of the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth’s store.

February 21
On this date in 1958, the ☮ symbol was created by Gerald Holtom.
All your coffee is saying is give ☮ a chance.

February 20
Adolf Hitler secretly met with German industrialists to arrange for Nazi Party campaign financing on this date in 1933.
Your coffee wants to stop repeating history.

February 17
On this date in 1932, Amos Neyhart taught the first high school driver’s education course in the United States.
Your coffee wants a learner’s permit to drive an autonomous car.

February 16
The Kyoto Protocol went into force on this date in 2005.
Your coffee wants a smaller carbon footprint.

February 15
On this date in 2001, the first draft of the complete human genome was published in the journal Nature.
Your coffee wants a copy-editor and a box of red pencils.

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee loves you, but maybe not that way.

February 13
On this date in 1881, activist Hubertine Auclert first published the feminist newspaper, La Citoyenne.
Your coffee was warned, received an explanation, and persisted.

February 10
Glenn Miller was awarded the first gold record on this date in 1942.
Your coffee wants a double-platinum coaster.

February 9
On this date in 1950, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy announced in a speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia, that the Department of State had been infiltrated by Communists.
Your coffee wants a list of names to invite to a Coffee Party meeting.

February 8
President Harding introduced the first radio set into the White House on this date in 1922.
Your coffee wants to listen to Air America.

February 7
On this date in 1894, the Cripple Creek miners’ strike began.
Your coffee is a drunkard’s dream if it ever did see one.

February 6
Aaron Burr, the third Vice-President of the United States, was born on this date in 1756.
Your coffee wants tickets to “Hamilton.”

February 3
On this date in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified.
Your coffee wants voter unsuppression.

February 2
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball was established on this date in 1876.
Your coffee wants to see a matchup between the Hartford Dark Blues and the Louisville Grays.

February 1
On this date in 1960, four black students began the first of the “Greensboro sit-ins” at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Your coffee wants to order a burger with a side of freedom fries.