Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2012.

September 28
CBS-Columbia made its first color television sets available for sale on this date in 1951.
Your coffee wants 144 fields per second, 405 lines of resolution, and a subscription to Hulu+.

September 27
On this date in 1989, Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi survived a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Your coffee wants harness restraints and two oxygen tanks.

September 26
Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan threw a record-breaking fifth no-hitter on this date in 1981.
Your coffee never likes getting hit in the cup.

September 25
On this date in 1513, the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa first sighted the Pacific Ocean.
Your coffee is looking with a wild surmise silent upon a peak in Darien.

September 24
“60 Minutes” made its debut on CBS-TV on this date in 1968.
Your coffee keeps hearing an annoying ticking sound…

September 21
On this date in 1970, the first “NFL Monday Night Football” game was telecast by ABC-TV.
Your coffee never played the game.

September 20
The United States armed services ended their “Don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on this date in 2011.
It is always proper to ask...for another cup of coffee!

September 19
On this date in 1982, Scott Fahlman created the first emoticons.
Your coffee wants to put a :-) on your face.

September 18
The United States Central Intelligence Agency was established on this date in 1947.
Your coffee wants to perform black ops and wet work.

September 17
On this date in 1965 the first episode of “Hogan’s Heroes” debuted on the CBS television network.
Your coffee knows nothing! Nothing!

September 14
Microsoft released Windows Millennium Edition on this date in 2001.
Your coffee is all about you, not ME.

September 13
On this date in 1956, IBM introduced the first disk-storage unit, the RAMAC 350.
Your coffee wants an SSD.

September 12
Poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett eloped to Italy on this date in 1846.
Your coffee loves thee to the depth and breadth and height your cup can reach.

September 11
On this date in 1959 the U.S. Congress authorized the creation of food stamps.
Your coffee tried some of them sautéed, but they tasted terrible.

September 10
Astronomer George Mary Searle discovered the asteroid 55 Pandora on this date in 1858.
Your coffee wants an avatar.

September 7
On this date in 1979, ESPN began operations, launching its flagship telecast, “SportsCenter.”
Your coffee prefers the light-hearted sports commentary of Dan Rydell and Casey McCall.

September 6
Senator Robert Packwood resigned from the U.S. Senate following a unanimous vote for his expulsion by the Senate Ethics Committee on this date in 1995.
Your coffee chuckles every time it hears "Senate" and "ethics" in the same sentence.

September 5
On this date in 1977, the United States launched the Voyager 1 space probe.
Your coffee is warmed by three radioisotope thermoelectric generators.

September 4
Buckminsterfullerene was discovered on this date in 1985.
Your coffee wants a geodesic mug.

September 3
On this date in 1935, Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles per hour.
Your coffee wants you to turn off your turn signal.