Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2013.

October 31
The first automobile highway across the United States, the Lincoln Highway, was dedicated 100 years ago today.
Your coffee wants a rest stop.

October 30
Grace Slick is 74 years old today.
Your coffee wants one pill to make you larger, one pill to reduce your arthritic pain and swelling.

October 29
On this date in 1960, Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) won his first professional fight.
Your coffee floats like a butterfly, tastes like a second cup!

October 28
President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on this date in 1886.
Your coffee wants to perk up your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.

October 25
On this date in 1870, Averill Chemical Paint Company received the first trademark issued by the United States.
Your coffee is economical, beautiful.

October 24
The last commercial British Airways flight of the Concorde supersonic transport landed in London on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants to be served at Mach 2.

October 23
On this date in 1958, Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Your coffee wants a warm peace, not a cold war.

October 22
Today is the 110th birthday of Jerome Lester Horwitz, also known as Curly Howard, one of The Three Stooges.
Your coffee is a victim of soycumstance! Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!

October 21
“The Sheik” starring Rudolph Valentino premiered on this date in 1921.
Your qahwa wants to be served from a dallah.

October 18
On this date in 1767, the Mason-Dixon line was established.
Your coffee stores its beans in a Mason jar.

October 17
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine hit the newsstands on this date in 1888.
Your coffee only reads it for the pictures.

October 16
On this date in 2012, the discovery of the extra-solar planet Alpha Centauri Bb was announced.
Your coffee wants an extra-solar Bb gun.

October 15
Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1582.
Your coffee still can’t get it to sync with Google Calendar.

October 14
On this date in 1926, A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh was first published.
Your coffee wants to cheer up Eeyore.

October 11
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” first aired on this date in 1975.
Your coffee wants a hot cold open.

October 10
On this date in 1846, Neptune’s largest moon, Triton, was discovered.
Your coffee thought cantaloupe terrain would taste better.

October 9
The Collegiate School of Connecticut (which later became Yale University) was chartered on this date in 1701.
Your coffee wants an ivy-covered carafe.

October 8
On this date in 1966, LSD was declared illegal in the state of California.
Your coffee wants a paisley mug that…oh, it has sparkles…I hope the rabbit can get out of the spaceship!

October 7
Fox News Channel began broadcasting on this date in 1996.
Your coffee wants a fair and balanced channel blocker.

October 4
On this date in 2004, SpaceShipOne won the $10 million Ansari X prize for being the first privately-owned human-crewed spacecraft to reach space.
Your coffee wants a feathering atmospheric reentry system.

October 3
“The Dick Van Dyke Show” debuted on CBS-TV on this date in 1961.
Your coffee wants to share a walnut scone with Kolak of Twilo.

October 2
On this date in 1920, the only triple-header in modern major league baseball was played.
Your coffee wants to stand for the 25th inning stretch.

October 1
Yosemite National Park was established by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1890.
Your coffee wants a half-caf on Half Dome.