Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2008.

October 31
On this day in 1992, the Vatican publicly cleared Galileo Galilei of any wrong-doing.
Your coffee wonders if they weren’t a little hasty.

October 30
Daniel Cooper patented the time clock on this day in 1894.
Your coffee punches in every morning.

October 29
On this day in 1929, the “Black Tuesday” crash of the New York Stock Exchange took place, ushering in the Great Depression.
Your coffee has been assured that nothing like that could ever happen today.

October 28
Ernest Hemingway received the Nobel Prize for Literature on this day in 1954.
The coffee was black and hot. It was good.

October 27
On this day in 1975, Bruce Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Time and Newsweek.
Your coffee knows who’s the Boss.

October 24
The 40-hour work week went into effect in the United States on this day in 1940.
Your coffee wants a mandatory coffee-break.

October 23
On this day in 2001, Apple unveiled the iPod.
Your coffee has 1,000 songs in its pocket—and a packet of artificial sweetener.

October 22
President Kennedy announced the discovery of Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba on this day in 1962.
Your coffee is blockading the cream and sugar.

October 21
On this day in 1959, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opened.
Your coffee thinks it looks like a collapsible cup.

October 20
The United States Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase on this day in 1803.
Today's coffee is blended with chicory.

October 17
On this day in 1933, Albert Einstein moved to the United States.
Your coffee has a theory about that.

October 16
Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded on this day in 1972.
Your coffee wants to know if you have ever seen the rain.

October 15
Royal Air Force fighter pilot Squadron Leader Andy Green made the first supersonic car drive on this day in 1997.
Your coffee wants aerodynamic cup holders.

October 14
Chuck Yeager made the first supersonic flight on this day in 1947.
Your coffee has the right stuff.

October 13
In 1884 on this day, Greenwich, England, was made the universal time meridian of longitude.
Your coffee thinks it’s about time!

October 10
Vice-President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with federal income tax evasion on this day in 1973.
Your coffee is a nattering nabob of negativism.

October 9
On this day in 1975, Andrei Sakharov, known as the “father of the hydrogen bomb,” received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Have some coffee while you read your morning самиздат.

October 8
Ozzie Nelson married Harriet Hilliard on this day in 1935.
Your coffee prefers Ozzy Osbourne.

October 7
“Cats” opened on Broadway on this day in 1982.
Why will the summer day delay – when will coffee flow away?

October 6
On this day in 1966, LSD was declared illegal in the United States.
Your coffee wants a sugar cube.

October 3
Rebecca Felton of Georgia became the first female United States Senator on this day in 1922.
Your coffee can get its own coffee.

October 2
Today is the birthday of Groucho Marx.
Your coffee knows the secret word.

October 1
On this day in 1982, Sony introduced the first consumer compact disc player.
Your coffee thought it was a retractable cup-holder.