Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2008.

September 30
The World Series was televised for the first time on this day in 1947.
Your coffee needs to adjust its rabbit ears.

September 29
The first session of the United States Congress adjourned on this day in 1789.
Your coffee has enumerated and implied powers.

September 26
On this day in 1978, a New York District Court judge ruled that women sportswriters could not be banned from locker rooms.
Your coffee just dropped its towel.

September 25
Sequoia National Park was established on this day in 1890.
Your coffee just drove through a tree.

September 24
On this day in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.
Your coffee waits ’til next year.

September 23
Today is Bruce Springsteen's birthday.
Your coffee sends greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

September 22
On this day in 1964, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” debuted on NBC-TV.
Your coffee wants to open Channel D.

September 19
In 1876 on this date, Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.
Your coffee doesn't suck.

September 18
The first locomotive built in America, the “Tom Thumb,&rdquo raced a horse on a nine-mile course—and lost—on this day in 1830.
Your coffee is steamed.

September 17
Today is the birthday of author Ken Kesey.
Your coffee is acid-free.

September 16
"The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC on this day in 1963.
Your coffee controls the horizontal and the vertical.

September 15
On this day in 1835, the HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, arrived at the Galápagos Islands.
Your coffee was naturally selected.

September 12
Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen on this day in 1983.
Your coffee is a citizen of the world.

September 11
On this day in 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan, much to the surprise of the natives living there.
Your coffee wants a Long Island iced tea.

September 10
Swanson sold its first “TV dinner” on this day in 1953.
Your coffee wants a radio appetizer.

September 9
On this day in 1965, Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax threw his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs.
Beer comes in a pitcher; coffee is served in a carafe!

September 8
The first episode of “Star Trek” was broadcast by NBC on this day in 1966.
Yeoman Rand is on her way to the bridge with your coffee.

September 5
On this day in 1966, Jerry Lewis hosted his first Muscular Dystrophy telethon.
Your coffee made a real contribution.

September 4
Beatrix Potter first told the story of Peter Rabbit on this day in 1893.
Your coffee fears Mr. McGregor.

September 3
On this day in 1995, eBay was founded.
Your coffee has established a reserve price.

September 2
The first automatic teller machine in the U.S. was installed in Rockville Center, New York, on this day in 1969.
Your coffee forgot its PIN.

September 1
According to the United Nations, the Earth's population reached three billion on this day in 1962.
Your coffee wants to know which one of them ordered the half double decaffeinated half-caf, with a twist of lemon?