Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in December 2010.

December 31
The farthing coin ceased to be legal tender in Britain on this date in 1960.
Your coffee wants a mill.

December 30
On this date in 1974, the Beatles were legally disbanded.
Your coffee knew, but it could not say.

December 29
The USS Constitution defeated the British ship HMS Java in battle off the coast of Brazil on this date in 1812.
Your coffee believes java is good for your constitution.

December 28
On this date in 1869, William Finley Semple received a patent for chewing gum.
Your coffee recommends you remove your gum before the first sip.

December 27
Mae West performed a skit that got her banned from NBC radio on this date in 1937.
When your coffee is good, it is very, very good—and when it is bad, it is better!

December 24
On this date in 1826, the Eggnog Riot took place at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Your coffee is a peaceful, law-abiding beverage.

December 23
The opera “Hänsel und Gretel” by Englebert Humperdinck was first performed on this date in 1893.
Enjoy some gingerbread witch cookies with your coffee.

December 22
On this date in 1976, the last new episode of the original “Let’s Make a Deal” game show was telecast.
Your coffee is behind door number 2.

December 21
Vice-President Dan Quayle mailed out 30,000 holiday cards with the message, “May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world,” on this date in 1989.
Your coffee wants a complete DVD set of “Murphy Brown.”

December 20
On this date in 1892, Alexander T. Brown and George Stillman patented the pneumatic tire.
Your coffee wants a coaster with reduced rolling resistance.

December 17
The Aztec Calendar Stone was discovered on this date in 1790.
Your coffee wants an Aztec brewing timer.

December 16
On this date in 2009, the extra-solar planet GJ 1214 b was detected, the first planet discovered beyond the Solar System on which liquid water could exist.
Your coffee is brewed with pure spring water from the Earth; it only tastes out-of-this-world.

December 15
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, known as the “Bill of Rights,” took effect on this date in 1791.
The right of your coffee to remain delicious shall not be infringed.

December 14
On this date in 1900, Max Planck first described quantum theory.
Your coffee waves discretely at particles.

December 13
Al Gore conceded the U.S. presidential election on this date in 2000.
Your coffee pulls the wings off of butterfly ballots.

December 10
On this date in 1955, “Mighty Mouse Playhouse” premiered on CBS Television.
Your coffee comes to save the day.

December 9
David Lean’s film, “Lawrence of Arabia,” had its world premiere on this date in 1962.
Your coffee is flavored with cardamom and saffron.

December 8
On this date in 1660, Margaret Hughes made what is considered to be the first professional stage appearance by a British actress.
Your coffee would like top billing.

December 7
In the Army-Navy football game on this date in 1963, instant replay was first used.
Your coffee would like to see that again.

December 6
On this date in 1768, the Encyclopædia Britannica was first published.
Your coffee discovered that on Wikipedia.

December 3
NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander just before it entered the Martian atmosphere on this date in 1991.
Your coffee does not need hydrazine thrusters to give you a soft landing.

December 2
On this date in 2001, Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Your coffee prefers fair trade practices instead of mark to market accounting.

December 1
Lady Nancy Astor took her seat in the House of Commons as the first female member of the British Parliament on this date in 1919.
Your coffee follows Roberta’s Rules of Order.