Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in December 2011.

December 30
On this date in 1978, Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes was fired for punching a Clemson University player in the neck during the Gator Bowl.
Your coffee wants a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and a free refill.

December 29
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce, began appearing in serial form in The Egoist on this date in 1914.
Your coffee wants to meet a moocow coming down along the road.

December 28
On this date in 1065, Westminster Abbey was consecrated under King Edward the Confessor.
Your coffee wants a flying buttress.

December 27
Ether anesthetic was used during childbirth for the first time on this date in 1845.
Your coffee has been used for expectant fathers even longer.

December 26
On this date in 1966, Maulana Karenga created and celebrated the first Kwanzaa.
Your coffee wants to share a libation.

December 23
“An Act to amend the Law with respect to disqualifications on account of sex” in Great Britain received Royal Assent on this date in 1919.
Your coffee gladly assents to service by both baristi and bariste.

December 22
On this date in 1989, the Brandenburg Gate crossing in Berlin opened for the first time in thirty years.
Your coffee wants to get Bach to where it once belonged.

December 21
After denying it for two years, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, admitted violating House ethics rules on this date in 1996.
Your coffee is shocked—shocked!—to learn about unethical behavior by an elected official.

December 20
On this date in 1951, EBR-I, the first electricity-generating nuclear power plant, went online.
Your coffee has no reaction to that.

December 19
Henry II of England was crowned at Westminster Abbey on this date in 1154.
Your coffee regrets to inform you that “The Lion in Winter” has nothing to do with Lion Coffee.

December 16
On this date in 2003, President George W. Bush signed the CAN-SPAM Act into law.
Your coffee wants to make money fast, work from home, and increase length and girth.