Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2012.

November 30
Ken Jennings, the longest running Jeopardy! TV game show champion, was finally defeated after 74 games by challenger Nancy Zerg on this date in 2004.
Your coffee wants a Daily Double espresso.

November 29
On this date in 2004, Godzilla was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Your coffee will never give you atomic breath.

November 28
President Clinton signed a bill ending the 55 miles-per-hour national speed limit on this date in 1995.
Your coffee is slow-brewed.

November 27
On this date in 2001, the Hubble Space Telescope first detected the signs of an atmosphere on an extrasolar planet.
Your coffee can always be detected by its rich aroma!

November 26
A person claiming to represent an “intergalactic mission” calling for a “great awakening” took over a Southern Television broadcast in England for six minutes on this date in 1977.
When has your coffee not aided a great awakening?

November 23
On this date in 1992, IBM introduced the first smartphone at COMDEX.
Your coffee wants unlimited data and free refills.

November 22
Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” was first performed publicly on this date in 1928.
Your coffee is a perfect “10.”

November 21
On this date in 1969, the first permanent ARPANET link between UCLA and SRI was established.
Your coffee is an IMP of the perverse.

November 20
The cities of Buda and Pest were united on this date in 1873.
Your coffee is browner than the Danube. Barely.

November 19
On this date in 1998, the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Clinton
Your coffee knows what the meaning of "is" is.

November 16
The Coca-Cola bottle shape was patented on this date in 1915.
Your coffee offers three times the caffeine that a Coke does—and goes better with a buttermilk doughnut.

November 15
On this date in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike first spotted the peak in Colorado that bears his name.
Your coffee is served in a dwelling of honor.

November 14
The British Broadcasting Company began radio service in the United Kingdom on this date in 1922.
Your coffee wants to avoid a Savile row with Auntie Beeb.

November 13
On this date in 2009, NASA announced the discovery of water on the Moon.
Your coffee was brewed in Cabeus crater.

November 12
Warren Harding and a team of rock climbers completed the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley on this date in 1958.
Your coffee thought that they would blow it.

November 9
On this date in 1989, six checkpoints in the Berlin Wall were opened, allowing residents of East Germany to travel freely to the West for the first time since the Wall’s construction.
Your coffee wants a jelly doughnut.

November 8
Oxford University’s Bodleian Library first opened to the public on this date in 1602.
Your coffee comes with good references.

November 7
On this date in 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first former First Lady of the United States to be elected to public office.
Your coffee wants a bowl of Condoleezza Rice Krispies.

November 6
Today is Election Day in the United States of America.
Your coffee votes early and often.

November 5
The first printed edition of the Catholicon was published in Tréguier on this date in 1499.
Your coffee is a French-Breton-Latin roast.

November 2
On this date in 1948, Thomas E. Dewey defeated Harry S. Truman in the United States presidential election…according to the headline that appeared in the early edition of the Chicago Tribune.
Your coffee only trusts what it reads on Twitter.

November 1
Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public on this date in 1512.
Your coffee wants to be served al fresco.