Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2010.

September 30
James Meredith finally succeeded in registering at the University of Mississippi on his fourth attempt on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants to matriculate.

September 29
On this date in 1650, the first historically documented labor exchange, the Office of Addresses and Encounters, opened in London.
Your coffee seeks a position with health benefits, retirement options, and light roasting.

September 28
The first privately built space rocket, the Falcon 1, achieved Earth orbit on this date in 2008.
You coffee wants a cryogenic-compatible aluminum–lithium alloy carafe.

September 27
On this date in 1777, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, became the capital of the United States for one day.
Your coffee enjoys a properly introduced legislative motion.

September 24
President George Washington appointed John Jay to be the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court on this date in 1789.
Your coffee seeks a writ of mandamus to ban decaf.

September 23
On this date in 1930, Johannes Ostermeier patented the flashbulb.
Your coffee is blinking.

September 22
President John F. Kennedy signed the Congressional Act that authorized the Peace Corps on this date in 1961.
Your coffee supports world peace and friendship.

September 21
On this date in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was first published.
Your coffee wants to know what it has in its nassty little pocketses.

September 20
The first FORTRAN computer program was run on this date in 1954.
Your coffee wants to GOTO the Apple Store.

September 17
On this date in 1859, Joshua A. Norton declared himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
Your coffee remains loyal to King Kramden.

September 16
The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, on this date in 1620.
Your coffee hopes that they make it here in time for Thanksgiving.

September 15
On this date in 1959, Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
Your coffee prefers La Femme Nikita.

September 14
“My Mother the Car” debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1965.
Your coffee drives a 1928 Porter touring car.

September 13
On this date in 1874, composer Arnold Schoenberg was born.
Your bag of coffee beans was weighed on a chromatic scale.

September 10
The proton beams of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN were powered up for the first time on this date in 2008.
Your coffee seeks a Higgs boson.

September 9
On this date in 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Don’t be cruel to a coffee that’s true.

September 8
Michelangelo’s statue of David was unveiled in Florence, Italy, on this date in 1504.
Your coffee wants a Carrara marble mug.

September 7
On this date in 1911, French poet Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested on suspicion of having stolen the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
Your coffee wants to call an attorney.

September 6
Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive major league baseball game, breaking the record held by Lou Gehrig, on this date in 1995.
Your coffee wants an iron mug.

September 3
On this date in 1838 Frederick Douglass, disguised as a sailor, escaped from slavery.
Today’s coffee is free.

September 2
A coronal mass ejection from a solar storm caused worldwide failure of telegraph services on this date in 1859.
It is always proper to serve coffee at a Carrington Event.

September 1
On this date in 1985 a joint American-French expedition located the wreckage of the R.M.S. Titanic.
Your coffee’s heart will go on.