Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2018.

February 28
On this date in 202 BCE, Liu Bang took the throne as Emperor of China.
Your coffee wants more bang for its buck.

February 27
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sit-down strikes violate owners’ property rights and are therefore illegal on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants to stand up for a principle by sitting down.

February 26
On this date in 1616, the Roman Catholic Church formally banned Galileo Galilei from teaching that the Earth orbits the sun.
Your coffee has revolutionary theories.

February 23
Cuba leased Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity” on this date in 1903.
Your coffee wants to spend the day at Cumberland Bay.

February 22
On this date in 1872, the Prohibition Party held its first national convention and selected a presidential nominee.
Your coffee wants to caucus for an open bar.

February 21
The first telephone directory in the United States was issued in New Haven, Connecticut, on this date in 1878.
Your coffee wants a Rolodex.

February 20
On this date in 1935, Caroline Mikkelsen became the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
Your coffee wants an extremely well-insulated carafe.

February 19
Pedro Lascuráin served as President of Mexico for about forty-five minutes on this date in 1913.
Your coffee wants time to sit down and have a cup of coffee.

February 16
On this date in 1899, Iceland’s first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, was founded.
Your coffee wants a time-out while it learns how to pronounce “Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur.”

February 15
Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies, 33-year-old Edith Houghton became the first female major league baseball scout on this date in 1946.
Your coffee has no trouble with the curve.

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee loves you platonically – unless you have something better in mind.

February 13
Sewer explosions destroyed two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date in 1981.
Your coffee beans are free of hexane vapor.

February 12
On this date in 1914, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was put in place.
Your coffee wants to collect coprolite pebbles for the Trump Memorial.

February 9
President Grant signed a joint Congressional Resolution to establish the United States Weather Bureau on this date in 1870.
Your coffee doesn’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

February 8
On this date in 1971, the NASDAQ stock exchange opened for the first time.
Your coffee wants to wear a market cap.

February 7
Walt Disney’s second full length animated feature, “Pinocchio,” debuted on this date in 1940.
Your coffee wants to wish upon a star.

February 6
On this date in 1843, the first minstrel show in the United States opened.
Your coffee is naturally black, beautiful, and smells much nicer than burnt cork.

February 5
The United States Air Force lost a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, on this date in 1958.
Your coffee seeks a person of interest who goes by the name of “Captain Nemo.”

February 2
On this date in 1653, New Amsterdam (now New York City) was incorporated.
Your coffee wants an efficiency apartment in SoHo.

February 1
The United States Congress passed the Communications Decency Act on this date in 1996.
Your coffee wants to seek protection under Section 230.