Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2015.

October 30
Michael Jordan returned to the NBA, following a 3½ year retirement, on this date in 2001.
Your coffee wants to be like Mike.

October 29
On this date in 1787, Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” had its premiere in Prague.
Your coffee wants to punish a rake and chastise other gardening implements.

October 28
The British launched Prospero, the first British satellite to achieve orbit via a British rocket, on this date in 1971.
Your coffee is such stuff as dreams are made on.

October 27
On this date in 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his speech “A Time for Choosing” in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
Your coffee wants to choose between drip brew and french press.

October 26
Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on this date in 1947.
Your coffee wants to form a select committee to investigate something or other.

October 23
On this date in 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain met in the Palace of Westminster.
Your coffee wants an act of union with your cup.

October 22
The Prime Meridian of longitude was fixed in Greenwich, England, on this date in 1884.
Your coffee wants to begin the day for all the world.

October 21
On this date in 1940, Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls was first published.
Your coffee wants to be involved in mankind.

October 20
U.S. President Richard Nixon fired both the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General on this date in 1973.
Your coffee wants a special prosecutor.

October 19
On this date in 2005, Hurricane Wilma became the most intense Atlantic storm on record.
Your coffee wants to protect Fred and Pebbles.

October 16
Margaret Sanger opened the first family planning clinic in the United States on this date in 1916.
Your coffee wants to know what every mother should know.

October 15
On this date in 70 B.C.E., the Roman poet Virgil was born.
Your coffee wants to sing of arms and the man and Italian dark roast.

October 14
U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed a “War on Drugs” on this date in 1982.
Your coffee wants to be a conscientious objector.

October 13
On this date in 1843, the oldest Jewish service organization, the B’nai B’rith, was founded.
Your coffee wants to establish an Anti-Decaffeination League.

October 12
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt officially named the President’s residence the “White House” on this date in 1901.
Your coffee wants to give you West Wings.

October 9
On this date in 1936, generators at Hoover Dam first began to generate electricity and send it to Los Angeles.
Your coffee wants to go solar.

October 8
Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game in the World Series on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants to leave early to beat the traffic.

October 7
On this date in 1955 at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, Allen Ginsberg first performed “Howl.”
Your coffee wants an ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.

October 6
“The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson premiered in New York on this date in 1927.
Your coffee wants to be Waiting for the Robert E. Lee under Blue Skies for My Gal Sal.

October 5
On this date in 1970, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was founded.
Your coffee wants to know how to afford an HBO subscription so it can get to Sesame Street.

October 2
Michael Myers became the first Representative since the Civil War to be expelled from the United States House of Representatives on this date in 1980.
Your coffee wants to be expressed, not expelled.

October 1
On this date in 1946, Mensa International was founded.
Your coffee wants to be in the 98th percentile.