Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in January 2014.

January 31
On this date in 1949, “These Are My Children,” the first network TV soap opera, made its broadcast debut on NBC.
Your coffee wants to stream and binge-watch it.

January 30
The first radio broadcast of “The Lone Ranger” took place on this date in 1933.
Your coffee suggests you take an alternate route and avoid Bryant’s Gap.

January 29
On this date in 1967, the Mantra-Rock Dance was held in the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.
Your coffee wants to be sweetened by sugar cubes from Augustus Owsley Stanley III and then watch the carpet eat the rabbit sparkles.

January 28
Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, became the first person to be convicted of speeding on this date in 1896.
Your coffee wants to be slow-brewed.

January 27
On this date in 1880, Thomas Edison patented the incandescent lightbulb.
Your coffee wants to be light-roasted.

January 24
Robert Baden-Powell formed the first Boy Scout troop on this date in 1908.
Your coffee earned a merit badge for brewing.

January 23
On this date in 1960, the bathyscaphe Trieste reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the lowest known point in the Earth’s oceans.
Your coffee wants a pressure-resistant Plexiglas mug.

January 22
Columbia Phonograph Company was formed in Washington, D.C., on this date in 1889.
Your coffee listens to music on an AeroPress cylinder.

January 21
On this date in 1981, production of the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car began.
Your coffee wants a Mr. Fusion generator capable of generating 1.2 gigawatts.

January 20
The first English Parliament was held in the Palace of Westminster on this date in 1265.
Your coffee wants a forty-shilling freehold.

January 17
On this date in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man first appeared in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
Your coffee would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

January 16
The final first-run episode of “Bonanza” was broadcast on this date in 1973.
Your coffee was brewed by Hop Sing.

January 15
On this date in 1892, James Naismith published the rules of basketball.
Your coffee politely requests that you avoid dribbling.

January 14
The first National Football League Pro Bowl game was held in Los Angeles on this date in 1951.
Your coffee wants to know if anything else is on.

January 13
On this date in 1942, Henry Ford patented a plastic automobile.
Your coffee wants a ceramic cup holder.

January 10
“Les Aventures de Tintin” (“The Adventures of Tintin”) was first published on this date in 1929.
Snowy wants to use your coffee to sober up Captain Haddock.

January 9
On this date in 1793, Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in the United States.
Your coffee makes you feel buoyant.

January 8
What has been called the “most completely and carefully documented sighting” of a UFO took place in Trans-en-Provence, France, on this date in 1981.
Your coffee cup has seen the saucers.

January 7
On this date in 1610, Galileo Galilei first saw the four largest moons of Jupiter.
Ganymede will bear your coffee cup today.

January 6
Geophysicist Alfred Wegener presented his theory of continental drift on this date in 1912.
Your coffee was imported from Gondwanaland.

January 3
On this date in 1977 Apple Computers was incorporated.
Your coffee wants a 12-core Xeon CPU.

January 2
Ronald Reagan was sworn in as Governor of California on this date in 1967.
Your coffee thought that his best role was in the 1958 General Electric Theater presentation of “A Turkey for the President.”

January 1
On this date in 1912, the British Board of Film Censors was established.
Your coffee wants to ◼◼◼◼ with your ◼◼◼◼◼ ◼◼◼.︎