Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2020.

February 28
The first televised college basketball game was played on this date in 1940.
Your coffee wants a three-point shot of espresso.

February 27
On this date in 1900, Fußball-Club Bayern München was founded.
Your coffee wants to have achievable gooooooooooooooaaaaaaallllllsssss!

February 26
Valentinian was proclaimed Emperor of Rome on this date in 364.
Your coffee wants to wish you a Happy Valentinian’s Day, but reminds you that while it loves you it is not in love with you.

February 25
On this date in 1751, Edward Willet displayed the first trained monkey act in British Colonial America.
Your coffee wants to know how the monkey got access to the Presidential Twitter account.

February 24
The engagement of Britain’s Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer was announced on this date in 1981.
Your coffee wants a £30,000 engagement ring of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-carat white gold.

February 21
On this date in 1866, Lucy Hobbs became the first woman in the world to graduate from dental college.
Your coffee wants to rinse and spit.

February 20
Congress passed a bill authorizing California to build the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on this date in 1931.
Your coffee wants a BART pass.

February 19
On this date in 1881, Kansas became the first state in the U.S. to outlaw alcoholic beverages.
Your coffee wants to free Otis Campbell.

February 18
“Flora, or, Hob in the Wall” became the first opera performed in America on this date in 1735.
Your coffee wants to hiss Sir Thomas Testy.

February 17
On this date in 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives broke an Electoral College tie and elected Thomas Jefferson as President.
Your coffee wants to drop out of the Electoral College.

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee loves you, but it is agape, not eros.

February 13
On this date in 2011, the Umatilla tribe of American natives were granted the right to hunt and harvest bison near Yellowstone Park.
Your coffee wants a bison burger, with a green side salad instead of buffalo chips.

February 12
The Soviet Union exiled Nobel Prize winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on this date in 1974.
Your coffee wants a European book tour.

February 11
On this date in 1978, the People’s Republic of China lifted its ban on the works of Shakespeare, Aristotle, and Dickens.
Your coffee wants to read “The Poetics of Barnaby Rudge’s Merry Wives of Windsor” at the next book club meeting.

February 10
Barack Obama announced his candidacy for U.S. President on this date in 2007.
Your coffee wants a President who was never impeached.

February 7
On this date in 2013, the State of Mississippi finally certified the 13th Amendment, banning slavery.
Your coffee wants to be slow roasted…but not THAT slow!

February 6
Excerpts of Monica Lewinsky’s taped testimony were shown during the impeachment trial of President Clinton on this date in 1999.
Your coffee remembers when impeachment trials included documents and witnesses.

February 5
On this date in 1952, the first automated “Don’t Walk” signs were installed in New York City.
Your coffee wants an apostrophe.

February 4
A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death of his wife on this date in 1997.
Your coffee wants a glove that fits.

February 3
On this date in 1874, Samuel W. Francis received U.S. Patent 147,119 for his invention, the spork.
Your coffee wants a Swiss Army chopstick.