Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2012.

October 31
On this date in 1955, Britain’s Princess Margaret announced that she would not marry Peter Townsend.
Your coffee wants to play pinball with a deaf, dumb, and blind kid.

October 30
The United States government announced the end of shoe rationing on this date in 1945.
Your coffee wants a pair of Johnston & Murphy Greenwich wingtips.

October 29
On this date in 1945, the first commercially available ball-point pens in the United States were offered for sale.
Your coffee takes its ink black.

October 26
The last natural case of smallpox was diagnosed on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants a diluent, a vial of vaccinia vaccine, and a bifurcated needle.

October 25
On this date in 1881, Pablo Picasso was born.
Your coffee wants a multitude of perspectives.

October 24
William Lassell discovered the moons Umbriel and Ariel orbiting Uranus on this date in 1851.
The mention of "moons" and "Uranus" in the same sentence makes coffee come out of your coffee’s nose!

October 23
On this date in 1973, United States President Richard Nixon grudgingly agreed to turn over some of the audio tapes of Oval Office conversations subpoenaed by the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate affair.
Your coffee takes 18 ½ minutes to brew.

October 22
André-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump on this date in 1797.
Your coffee wants to be filtered through silk.

October 19
On this date in 1900, Max Planck discovered the law of black-body emission.
Your coffee was produced by black-beverage emission.

October 18
The National Football League forbade the use of radio-equipped helmets by NFL quarterbacks on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants a Bluetooth-equipped espresso maker.

October 17
On this date in 1919, RCA, the Radio Corporation of America, was founded.
Your coffee wants an Alexanderson alternator.

October 16
Marvin Pipkin patented the frosted incandescent lightbulb on this date in 1928.
Your coffee wants a frosted cinnamon bun.

October 15
On this date in 1956, the first manual for the FORTRAN computer language was made available.
Your coffee is an ALGOLholic.

October 12
Charles Macintosh of Scotland sold his first raincoat on this date in 1823.
Your coffee wants a waterproof Macintosh with a Retina Display and a 256 GB SSD.

October 11
On this date in 1983 the last hand-cranked telephones were taken out of service in the United States.
Your coffee wants a hand-cranked iPhone 5 with an LTE connection to a two-position magneto switchboard.

October 10
Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and was checking into a rehabilitation clinic on this date in 2003.
Your coffee will not be served in a specimen cup.

October 9
On this date in 1992, a 26-lb. meteorite smashed into a red Chevy Malibu that was parked in a driveway in Peekskill, New York.
Your coffee wants underground parking.

October 8
Amy Vanderbilt published The Complete Book of Etiquette on this date in 1952.
Your coffee wants you to sip your mocha frappuccino with your pinkie extended today.

October 5
On this date in 1991, Linux 0.02, the first usable version, was released.
sudo brew -peaberry | carafe | cup

October 4
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began work on Mt. Rushmore on this date in 1927.
Your coffee wants a chip off the old block.

October 3
On this date in 1957, “Howl and Other Poems” by Allen Ginsberg was ruled not obscene.
Your coffee is with you in Rockland.

October 2
“Love Is on the Air,” the movie in which Ronald Reagan made his acting debut, was released on this date in 1937.
Your coffee wants a nitrate print and a match.

October 1
On this date in 959, Edgar "the Peaceable" became the King of all England.
Your coffee wants a quiet morning.