Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2014.

November 21
The first professional American football night game played under electric lights took place in Elmira, New York, on this date in 1902.
Your coffee will illuminate you.

November 20
On this date in 1805, Ludwig von Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, premiered in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien.
Your coffee is the triumph of breakfast beverages.

November 19
The original Amazon Kindle was released on this date in 2007.
Your coffee wants to be served without digital rights management.

November 18
On this date in 1865, Mark Twain published “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” his first major success.
Your coffee is a celebrated jumping bean.

November 17
NBC preempted the final two minutes of a Raiders-Jets football game in order to broadcast the movie “Heidi” on this date in 1968.
Your coffee, unlike Fräulein Rottenmeier, is not bitter.

November 14
On this date in 1910, Eugene Burton Ely became the first person to perform an aircraft takeoff from a ship.
Your coffee wants a STOVL aircraft.

November 13
The final first-run “Li’l Abner” comic strip appeared in newspapers on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants to smooch a shmoo.

November 12
On this date in 1892, William “Pudge” Heffelfinger, the first American professional football player, played in his first paid game.
Your coffee will pay to play but wants to get at least a quarter back.

November 11
The first American college fraternity, the Flat Hat Club, was established in 1750 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Your coffee wears a bowler.

November 10
On this date in 1951, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service began in the United States.
Your coffee wants roll-over minutes and unlimited texting.

November 7
Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives on this date in 1916.
Your coffee believes a woman’s place is in the House, the Senate, and the Executive Mansion.

November 6
On this date in 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Your day can never have a false start when it begins with coffee.

November 5
Google unveiled the Android mobile operating system on this date in 2007.
Your coffee wants a lollipop, not a jelly bean.

November 4
On this date in 1842, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married.
Your coffee wants to be served in purple-banded china cups.

November 3
The film “Godzilla” (“ゴジラ”) was released in Japan on this date in 1954.
Your coffee wants to have tea with Doctor Yamane and Emiko.