Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2009.

September 30
Hubert Cecil Booth patented the vacuum cleaner on this date in 1901.
Your coffee beats as it sweeps as it cleans as it brews.

September 29
On this date in 1962, the first Canadian satellite was launched.
Your coffee wants a telemetry feed, eh?

September 28
William the Conqueror invaded England on this date in 1066.
Your coffee was busy at the Witenagemot.

September 25
On this date in 1690, “Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick” became the first multi-page newspaper published in the Americas.
If you don’t mind, your coffee would like the sports section when you’re done with it.

September 24
“The Bullwinkle Show” was first broadcast in prime time on this date in 1961.
Hey, Rocky, watch me pour coffee out of this hat!

September 23
On this date in 1642, Harvard held its first commencement.
Your hasty pudding is coffee-flavored.

September 22
The Huntington Library made its photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public for the first time on this date in 1991.
Your coffee reads the Dead Sea Blog.

September 21
In 1780 on this date, Benedict Arnold gave the plans for the fort at West Point to the British.
Your coffee will never betray you.

September 18
The New York Times was first published on this date in 1851.
Your coffee does the Sunday crossword puzzle in ink.

September 17
On this date in 1920, the National Football League was organized in Canton, Ohio.
Your coffee is ready for some football.

September 16
General Motors was incorporated by William Crapo Durant on this date in 1908.
Your coffee supports strong CAFE standards.

September 15
On this date in 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic properties of the fungus Penicillium chrysogenum.
Your coffee has medicinal properties.

September 14
George Frideric Handel finished his “Messiah” oratorio on this date in 1741.
Your coffee says, “Hallelujah!”

September 11
On this date in 1970, the Ford Pinto was introduced.
Your coffee wants a reinforced rear bumper.

September 10
The Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the United States, opened on this date in 1913.
Your coffee really, really, really hopes that there’s a rest-stop coming up soon.

September 9
On this date in 1850, California became the thirty-first state of the United States of America.
Your coffee is right back where it started from.

September 8
President Gerald Ford unconditionally pardoned former President Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed as President on this date in 1974.
Nothing dispels a long national nightmare better than a cup of coffee.

September 7
On this date in 1901, the Boxer Rebellion in China ended.
Your coffee wears tighty-whities.

September 4
One-handed baseball pitcher Jim Abbot threw a no-hitter on this date in 1993.
Your coffee wants to know the sound of one hand clapping.

September 3
On this date in 1802, William Wordsworth composed the sonnet, “Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.”
Your coffee now doth, like a garment wear the beauty of the morning.

September 2
NBC cancelled the TV series “Star Trek” on this date in 1969.
Your coffee never wears a red shirt.

September 1
On this date in 1972, Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
Your coffee only plays on the black squares.