Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2020.

August 31
On this date in 1920, John Lloyd Wright received a patent for his notched miniature log toy.
Your coffee wants to log the creation of Lincoln Logs.

August 28
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants to help you wake up to a dream fulfilled.

August 27
On this date in 1660, by royal decree, books by John Milton were burned in London.
Your coffee totally favors the liberty of unlicensed printing.

August 26
The first televised Major League baseball game took place on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants to do the (socially distanced) seventh-inning stretch.

August 25
On this date in 1939, MGM released the movie, “The Wizard of Oz.”
Your coffee wants to be served in a ruby slipper.

August 24
Invading British troops set fire to the White House on this date in 1814.
Your coffee wants them to come back and see what they can do with Melania’s Rose Garden redesign.

August 21
On this date in 1878, the American Bar Association was founded.
Your coffee wants an open bar.

August 20
The American Professional Football Conference (now known as the National Football League) was founded on this date in 1920.
Your coffee wants a socially distanced front line and all huddles to be performed via Zoom.

August 19
On this date in 1952, actor Jonathan Frakes was born.
Your coffee wants to help you with Number One.

August 18
Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf resigned under threat of impeachment on this date in 2008.
Your coffee wishes our current President had taken the hint.

August 17
On this date in 1836, the British Parliament legalized civil marriage.
Your coffee marries great flavor with great aroma.

August 14
The details of Shakespeare’s play to the contrary, King Duncan I of Scotland was killed in battle by his cousin Macbeth on this date in 1040.
Your coffee wants to file an amended form 1040.

August 13
On this date in 1889, inventor William Gray received a U.S. patent for a “coin controlled apparatus for telephones.”
Your coffee wants you to deposit an additional 25¢.

August 12
President Clinton lifted the ban on hiring air traffic controllers fired by President Reagan in 1981 on this date in 1993.
Your coffee says, “Better late than never.”

August 11
On this date in 1960, Chad declared its independence.
Your coffee wants to know, what about Jeremy?

August 10
The Magellan space probe arrived at Venus on this date in 1990.
Your coffee wants to be recycled.

August 7
On this date in 1981, the Washington Star newspaper ceased publication.
Your coffee wants a subscription to the New York Daily Inquirer.

August 6
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on this date in 1965.
Your coffee wants you to register and to vote.

August 5
On this date in 1981, President Reagan ordered the firing of over eleven thousand striking air traffic controllers.
Your coffee wants a bus pass.

August 4
New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield killed a seagull with a thrown baseball on this date in 1983.
Your coffee wants a sacrifice fly.

August 3
On this date in 1985, the U.S. Postal Service resumed service to the Paradise Lake nudist colony in Florida.
Your coffee wants special handling.