Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2011.

October 31
Joseph Stalin’s body was removed from Lenin’s tomb in Moscow on this date in 1961.
A hot cup of joe is much better than a cold Uncle Joe.

October 28
On this date in 1965, Pope Paul VI decreed that Jews were collectively absolved of guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus.
Your coffee has decreed, “Well, duh!”

October 27
The first line in the New York City Subway system opened on this date in 1904.
Your coffee wants a MetroCard.

October 26
On this date in 1958, the first flight of a Pan American Airlines Boeing 707 jetliner between New York and Paris took place.
Your coffee is still held up in the security screening line.

October 25
The Accutron watch was introduced by the Bulova Watch Company on this date in 1960.
Your coffee wants an electromechanical movement with pawls.

October 24
On this date in 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Your coffee survived a trip from Trader Joe’s in a nitrogen-flushed canister.

October 21
Women were allowed to vote in French parliamentary elections for the first time on this date in 1945.
Votre café applaudit le vote des femmes.

October 20
On this date in 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee began hearings into Communist influence within the motion picture industry.
Your coffee is proud to be on the black list.

October 19
The first discothèque opened on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants to set the cage dancers free.

October 18
On this date in 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. were released in the United States.
Your coffee wants to save Princess Toadstool.

October 17
Gangster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion on this date in 1931.
Your coffee-pot is made of bullet-proof glass.

October 14
On this date in 1908, the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series to date by defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-0.
Your coffee wants to know more about “Merkle’s Boner.”

October 13
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra promoted the recently introduced Ford Edsel in an hour-long television special, “The Edsel Show,” on this date in 1957.
Your coffee wants a steering-wheel-mounted Teletouch push-button transmission switching system and a Rolling Dome speedometer.

October 12
On this date in 1938, filming began on the MGM production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Your coffee is utterly opposed to the Lullaby League’s mission.

October 11
The Polaroid Company filed for bankruptcy on this date in 2001.
Your coffee believes that the company’s financial problems developed too quickly.

October 10
On this date in 1913, the destruction by explosion of the Gamboa Dike, triggered by U.S. President Wilson, cleared the last obstruction blocking the Panama Canal.
Your coffee is reminded of a palindrome.

October 7
The modern Hebrew calendar began on this date in 3761 B.C.E.
Your coffee is timeless.

October 6
On this date in 1876, the American Library Association was founded.
Your coffee wants to check it out.

October 5
Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen told his Republican opponent, Dan Quayle, “You're no Jack Kennedy,” on this date in 1988.
Your coffee is just a heartbeat away.

October 4
On this date in 1986, CBS-TV news anchorman Dan Rather was mugged by two men.
Your coffee knows the frequency, Kenneth.

October 3
Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, on this date in 1964.
Your coffee gives you wings.