Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2011.

September 30
On this date in 1938, the League of Nations unanimously outlawed “intentional bombings of civilian populations.”
Your coffee wants an Anderson shelter.

September 29
The science-fiction comedy “My Favorite Martian” debuted on CBS-TV on this date in 1963.
Your coffee always confuses Uncle Martin with Mr. Applegate.

September 28
On this date in 1850, the United States Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.
Your coffee wants the Navy to abolish planking.

September 27
Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc², was first published in a physics journal on this date in 1905.
The equation states that your current energy level is equal to the square of the number of mugs of coffee you’ve had today.

September 26
On this date in 1960, the first televised presidential candidate debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon took place.
Your coffee wants a better make-up artist and a good fill light.

September 23
The first part of the serialized novel, “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux, was published on this date in 1909.
Your coffee is listening for the Angel of Music.

September 22
On this date in 1598, British poet and playwright Ben Jonson was indicted for manslaughter.
Drink to thy coffee only with thine eyes.

September 21
The Galileo probe orbiting Jupiter ended its mission by flying into the planet’s atmosphere on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants a nephelometer and a plasma-wave subsystem.

September 20
On this date in 1984, “The Cosby Show” premiered on NBC-TV.
Your coffee wants a garish sweater and a pudding-pop.

September 19
John Keats wrote his “Ode to Autumn” on this date in 1819.
Your coffee is a close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.

September 16
On this date in 1924, Jim Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team had a record-setting twelve runs-batted-in in a single game.
Your coffee wants to come home.

September 15
Today is Agatha Christie’s birthday.
Your coffee knows whodunnit.

September 14
The ancient Gaelic aristocracy of Ulster came to an end with the Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly on this date in 1607.
Your coffee should be sipped, not swilled.

September 13
On this date in 1948, the New York School of Performing Arts opened.
Your coffee’s gonna live forever; your coffee’s gonna learn how to fly.

September 12
The Episcopal Church removed the word “obey” from the bride’s wedding vows in “The Book of Common Prayer” on this date in 1922.
Your coffee is good to have and to hold.

September 9
On this date in 1886, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was finalized.
Your coffee recognizes the droit d’auteur.

September 8
Bess Myerson became the first (and only) Jewish contestant to win the Miss America title on this date in 1945.
Your coffee is judged on poise, bearing, and flavor.

September 7
On this date in 1927, Philo T. Farnsworth’s image dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, achieving the first successful all-electronic television transmission.
Your coffee watches streaming video of the Trojan Room coffee pot.

September 6
Carnation processed its first can of condensed milk on this date in 1899.
Your coffee wants condensed caffeine.

September 5
On this date in 2000, Tuvalu joined the United Nations.
Brewing a fresh pot of coffee is no trouble atoll.

September 2
Cicero delivered his first philippic against Mark Antony on this date in 44 B.C.
Your coffee prefers Paul Simon’s "A Simple Desultory Philippic.”

September 1
On this date in 1878, Emma Nutt became the first female telephone operator.
Your coffee wants to put Ernestine on hold.