Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2021

May 31
Professor Edward J. de Smedt patented sheet asphalt pavement on this date in 1870.
Your coffee likes a road surface that is hot and black.

May 28
On this date in 1936, Alan Turing submitted his proof “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem” for publication.
Your coffee remains undecided about that proof.

May 27
The NC-4 aircraft completed the first transatlantic flight on this date in 1919.
Your coffee wants fewer layovers.

May 26
On this date in 1968, Icelanders switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.
Your coffee wants you to celebrate Hægri dagurinn with the right stuff.

May 25
Babe Ruth hit his final home run in a Major League Baseball game on this date in 1935.
Your coffee wants to go deep with an oppo taco and touch ’em all.

May 24
On this date in 1689, the English Parliament passed the Act of Toleration.
Your coffee doesn’t think that word means what you think it means.

May 21
Author Daniel Defoe was arrested on seditious libel charges on this date in 1703.
Your coffee wants to be pelted with flowers.

May 20
On this date in 1980, an independence referendum in Québec was rejected by 60 percent of the voters.
Votre café souhaite présenter ses condoléances.

May 19
The Soviet space probe Venera-1 became the first human-made object to fly past another planet on this date in 1961.
Your coffee wants cooler sensors.

May 18
On this date in 2012, Facebook Inc. held its initial public offering and began trading on the NASDAQ.
Your coffee wants to click a Dislike-and-by-the-way-stop-tracking-me button.

May 17
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum was first published in the United States on this date in 1900.
Your coffee wants to play Twister.

May 14
On this date in 1985, Ray Kroc opened the world’s first fast food museum in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Your coffee wants fries with that.

May 13
Novelist and playwright Daphne du Maurier was born on this date in 1907.
Your coffee wants to stay at The House on the Strand, near the Jamaica Inn, with Rebecca.

May 12
On this date in 1949, the Soviet Union lifted its blockade of Berlin.
Your coffee wants a jelly doughnut.

May 11
Alexander became Emperor of the Byzantine Empire on this date in 912.
Your coffee wants to know if the Empire was really complicated to rule.

May 10
On this date in 1849, a riot broke out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan over rival Shakespearean actors.
Your coffee wants you to know that when Envy breeds unkind division: there comes the ruin, there begins confusion.

May 7
The oldest surviving weekly newspaper in the United States, the “Cambridge Chronicle,” was first published on this date in 1846.
Your coffee gets its Cambridge news from

May 6
On this date in 1998, Apple’s Steve Jobs unveiled the first iMac computer.
Your coffee wants a coaster shaped like a hockey puck.

May 5
Fingerprint evidence was first used to gain a murder conviction on this date in 1905.
Your coffee wears nitrile gloves.

May 4
On this date in 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown.
Your coffee wants to hang out with Peter Griffin at The Drunken Clam.

May 3
“Raja Harishchandra,” the first Indian feature film, was released on this date in 1913.
Your coffee wants a jumbo tub of popcorn with ghee.