Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2010.

October 29
On this date in 1991, the Galileo probe became the first spacecraft to visit an asteroid, 951 Gaspra.
Today’s coffee is from the Galileo Coffee Company in Brittania Beach, British Columbia.

October 28
Today is the birthday of Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to restart your coffee maker.

October 27
On this date in 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in eighty-six years.
Your coffee grinds out a win every morning.

October 26
The Erie Canal in upstate New York opened on this date in 1825.
Your coffee is a good old worker and a good old pal.

October 25
On this date in 1955, the first microwave oven designed for home use was introduced.
Your coffee finds a 2.45GHz signal to be very exciting.

October 22
Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he declined, on this date in 1964.
Your coffee is an implicit critique of dialectical reasoning.

October 21
On this date in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric light.
If your coffee’s incandescent glow is not metaphorical, you should wait a little while before taking a sip.

October 20
Mao Zedong’s “Long March” came to an end in Shaanxi, China, on this date in 1935.
Your coffee wants a little red mug.

October 19
On this date in 1874, Mary Walsh and Charles Colson became the first couple to be married in a balloon.
Your coffee believes in love at first flight.

October 18
The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art Linkletter’s TV show, “People Are Funny,” on this date in 1956.
Your coffee believes in love at first byte.

October 15
On this date in 1783, the first human ascent via hot air balloon took place.
Your coffee would like to fly in a globe aérostatique.

October 14
The first live telecast from a manned United States spacecraft was broadcast on this date in 1968.
Your coffee is ready for its close-up.

October 13
On this date in 1985, the first cellular phone network in the United States was opened for public use.
Your coffee wants a 3G hotspot.

October 12
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams was published on this date in 1979.
Your coffee is a beverage that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

October 11
On this date in 1881, David Henderson Houston patented roll film for cameras.
Your coffee never leaves an unsightly film.

October 8
The first telegraph line opened between San Francisco and Los Angeles on this date in 1860.
Your coffee uses -... .- ..- -.. --- - / -.-. --- -.. .

October 7
On this date in 1542, explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sighted Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
Your coffee left its love in Avalon and sailed away.

October 6
Billy Sianis and his pet goat were ejected from Wrigley Field during the fourth game of the World Series on this date in 1945.
Your coffee prefers a goat among the players to one among the spectators.

October 5
On this date in 1984, Marc Garneau, aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, became the first Canadian to travel in space.
Your coffee gives the Shuttle’s Canadarm a high five.

October 4
The Brooklyn Dodgers won their only World Series on this date in 1955.
Your coffee wants peanuts and Cracker-Jacks.

October 1
On this date in 2001, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban Internet pornography filters at city libraries.
Your coffee wants an unbleached paper filter.