Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2020.

May 29
On this date in 1973, Tom Bradley became the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
Your coffee wants an absentee ballot from Mrs. Calabash.

May 28
The German automaker Volkswagen was founded on this date in 1937.
Your coffee wants an aerodynamically efficient air-cooled mug designed with the aid of a wind tunnel.

May 27
On this date in 1977, toymaker George Willig climbed the South Tower (2 WTC) of the World Trade Center.
Your coffee can think of far easier ways to get really high.

May 26
The album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles was released in the United Kingdom on this date in 1967.
Every day in the life should begin with coffee.

May 25
On this date in 1895, Oscar Wilde was convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons.”
Your coffee wants to know what Trump, Pence, and the GOP Senate leaders do behind closed doors.

May 22
The Wright brothers received U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine” on this date in 1906.
Your coffee is bi-plane curious.

May 21
On this date in 2011 the Second Coming of Christ was supposed to occur, according to radio personality Harold Egbert Camping.
Your coffee is still waiting.

May 20
Napoleon Bonaparte reinstated slavery in the French colonies on this date in 1802.
Your coffee wants to be a free French roast.

May 19
On this date in 2018, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married.
Your coffee wants to step back from reading tabloids.

May 18
India successfully detonated its first nuclear weapon on this date in 1974.
Your coffee does not believe the Buddha is smiling about it.

May 15
On this date in 1718, English writer, lawyer, and inventor James Puckle patented the first machine-gun.
Your coffee wants a tripod-mounted multi-shot espresso dispenser.

May 14
The U.S. Congress recessed for the last time in Congress Hall in Philadelphia on this date in 1800.
Your coffee wants a transition team and a moving van.

May 13
On this date in 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave, stole a gunship and passed it through Confederate lines to Union forces.
Your coffee wants some Planter’s punch.

May 12
Konrad Zuse introduced the programmable Z3 computer in Berlin on this date in 1941.
Your coffee wants to be Turing-complete.

May 11
On this date in 1816, the American Bible Society was founded.
Your coffee wants some good news.

May 8
Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. was founded on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants a slice of pizza! Pizza!

May 7
On this date in 1945, the first Instrument of Surrender concluding the war in Europe was signed.
Your coffee wants peace in our time, regardless of red tape.

May 6
The Channel Tunnel opened on this date in 1994.
Your coffee would like to be under the sea.

May 5
On this date in 1835, the first railroad on the European mainland began running.
Your coffee wants a Eurail pass.

May 4
Pope Alexander VI granted most of the newly discovered lands of the New World to Spain on this date in 1493.
Your coffee believes the papal bull was written in invisible Inca.

May 1
On this date in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, was first published in the United States.
Your coffee wants to read it while listening to “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd.