Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2023

February 28
On this date in 1867, Dr. William Gibson Arlington Bonwill invented the dental mallet.
Your coffee wants to sock it to you!

February 27
The British Labour Party was founded on this date in 1900.
That works for your coffee!

February 24
On this date in 1986, Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his only 3-point shot in the NBA.
Your coffee wants to wear a turn-around jumper.

February 23
Charles Martin Hall and his sister Julia Brainerd Hall produced the first samples of aluminum from the electrolysis of aluminum oxide on this date in 1886.
Your coffee wants to hold a wrap party.

February 22
On this date in 2010, a copy of “Action Comics #1” sold at auction for $1 million.
Your coffee thinks that’s just super, man!

February 21
Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical Society of America in New York City on this date in 1947.
Your coffee wants to await future developments.

February 20
On this date in 1816, Rossini’s opera “The Barber of Seville” premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
Your coffee wants a trim and a manicure.

February 17
The robotic space probe NEAR Shoemaker was launched on this date in 1996.
Your coffee wants to orbit an asteroid.

February 16
On this date in 1959, Fidel Castro became Premier of Cuba.
Your coffee wants a cigar.

February 15
Khosrau II was crowned King of Persia on this date in 590.
Your coffee believes that one man’s Mede is another man’s Persian.

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee wants to make a latte art heart.

February 13
The Clergy Act, barring Church of England bishops from serving in the House of Lords, took effect on this date in 1642.
Your coffee wants bishops who aren’t political pawns.

February 10
On this date in 2009, Amazon announced the Kindle 2 ebook reader.
Your coffee wants to curl up in a cozy nook with a bestseller.

February 9
The second impeachment trial of President Trump began on this date in 2021.
Your coffee wanted to go for the trifecta.

February 8
On this date in 1950, the East German secret police, the Stasi, was founded.
Your coffee wants to pick up some schmalzkuchen near Checkpoint Charlie.

February 7
The United States banned all Cuban imports and exports on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants a cigar.

February 6
On this date in 1987, Ronald Reagan turned 76, becoming the oldest U.S. President in history to that point.
Your coffee wants a President who is just Biden his time.

February 3
With his swearing in on this date in 2009, Eric Holder became the first African American to hold the position of U.S. attorney general.
Your coffee wants to be served fast and furiously.

February 2
On this date in 1892, inventor William Painter patented the bottle cap.
Your coffee wants a church-key.

February 1
Julia Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was first published on this date in 1862.
Your coffee wants to loose your fateful lightning.