Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2019.

February 28
Dupont scientist Wallace Carothers first synthesized nylon on this date in 1935.
Your coffee wants a pair of nylons and a chocolate bar.

February 27
On this date in 1801, Washington D.C. was placed under the jurisdiction of the United States Congress.
Your coffee wants congressional representation for District residents.

February 26
President Wilson signed the act establishing Grand Canyon National Park on this date in 1919.
Your coffee wants to be established as part of your breakfast at Bright Angel Lodge.

February 25
On this date in 1919, Oregon became the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
Your coffee wants to be your alternative source of energy.

February 22
The popular radio show, “Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club,” was first simulcast on television on this date in 1954.
Your coffee wants a 35½-year run.

February 21
On this date in 1975, former U.S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman were sentenced to prison.
Your coffee wants the past to be prologue.

February 20
The Manifesto of Futurism was published in Le Figaro on this date in 1909.
Your coffee wants a different future.

February 19
On this date in 1600, the Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded.
Your coffee wants to be hot…but not pyroclastic!

February 18
The spaceship “Enterprise” first took flight on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants to meet the Kirk unit.

February 15
On this date in 2013, the Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russia.
Your coffee wants to start the day with a bang!

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee will never stop loving you—from afar.

February 13
On this date in 1961, a forty-year-old spark plug was found embedded in a half-million-year-old rock near Olancha, California.
Your coffee wants to adjust your gap.

February 12
Four thieves stole Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” from the National Gallery of Norway on this date in 1994.
Your coffee wants to howl.

February 11
On this date in 1999, the dwarf Pluto became more distant from the Sun than Neptune as it crossed the gas giant’s orbit.
Your coffee is known to be eccentric.

February 8
The College of William and Mary in Virginia was founded by letters patent from its namesakes on this date in 1693.
Your coffee wants to attend a university founded by text messages patent.

February 7
On this date in 1997, Apple’s acquisition of NeXT took effect.
Your coffee wants to be lickable.

February 6
Elizabeth II became Queen of the United Kingdom on this date in 1952.
Your coffee wants high tea in a treehouse.

February 5
On this date in 1971, Apollo 14’s lunar module, Antares, touched down on the Moon.
Your coffee wants a short round of golf.

February 4
With the coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, the Song Dynasty began in China on this date in 960.
Your coffee wants a song for a gong.

February 1
On this date in 1896, the young Arturo Toscanini conducted the premiere performance of “La bohème” at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy.
Your coffee wants to spend time at the Cafe Momus with an embroiderer named Mimi.