Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2009.

November 30
The first television broadcast via videotape took place on this date in 1956.
Your coffee has it on its DVR.

November 27
On this date in 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.
Your coffee will never burst your balloon.

November 26
Happy Thanksgiving!
Your coffee would love a second slice of pie.

November 25
Chess grand masters Elena Akhmilovskaya and John Donaldson were married at the World Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece, on this date in 1988.
Your coffee predicts mate in one.

November 24
On this date in 1966, the Beatles began recording sessions for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
Your coffee read the news today. Oh, boy.

November 23
The first jukebox went into operation on this date in 1889.
Your coffee needs to borrow a dime to put in the 1954 Rock-Ola 1438 Comet.

November 20
Today is the birthday of the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.
Your coffee has nevr been known to commit a gaffe.

November 19
On this date in 1965, Kelloggs created Pop-Tarts.
Your coffee goes better with a cream scone.

November 18
On this date in 1963, Bell Telephone introduced the push-button telephone.
Your coffee uses a touch-screen.

November 17
Richard M. Nixon told 400 Associated Press editors that he was not a crook on this date in 1973.
And your coffee is not a hot, delicious beverage.

November 16
On this date in 1938, LSD was first synthesized.
Keep those sugar cubes away from your coffee.

November 13
Mariner 9 became the first human-built spacecraft to enter orbit around another planet on this date in 1971.
Your coffee has been detected by an infrared radiometer.

November 12
On this date in 1933, the first purported photograph of the Loch Ness Monster was taken.
Your coffee believes that the creature is actually the ectoplasmic manifestation of a dinosaur’s ghost.

November 11
Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time on this date in 1675.
Your coffee found his work to be derivative.

November 10
On this date in 1988, Los Angeles Dodger baseball pitcher Orel Hershiser won the National League Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.
Your coffee feels shut out.

November 9
Element 110, darmstadtium, was discovered on this date in 1994.
Your coffee will always think of it as ununnilium.

November 6
On this date in 1528, Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became the first known European to set foot in Texas.
Your coffee has alerted the border patrol.

November 5
United States District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued findings of fact that Microsoft had “monopoly power” on this date in 1999.
Your coffee wants to build a hotel on Park Place.

November 4
On this date in 1880, brothers James and John Ritty patented the first cash register.
Your coffee wants exact change it can believe in.

November 3
The first telecast of “The Wizard of Oz” took place on this date in 1956.
Your coffee is not in Kansas any more.

November 2
On this day in 1914, Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
The Coffee Table Republic responded with a Statement of Neutrality.