Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2016.

September 30
On this date in 1972, Pittsburgh Pirate baseball outfielder Roberto Clemente recorded his 3000th and final career hit.
Your coffee wants a walk-off inside the park grand-slam.

September 29
In the largest single day point decline in its history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 777.68 points on this date in 2008.
Your coffee wants to buy low, sell high.

September 28
On this date in 1971, the British Parliament banned the medicinal use of marijuana.
Your coffee wants a stick of tea.

September 27
The asteroid-exploring Dawn space probe was launched on this date in 2007.
Your coffee wants three xenon ion thrusters powered by a triple-junction gallium arsenide photovoltaic solar array.

September 26
On this date in 1908, Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the only pitcher in the baseball major leagues ever to pitch both games in a double-header.
Your coffee wants a warm-up.

September 23
Earle Lewis Ovington made the first official airmail flight in the United States on this date in 1911.
Your coffee wants a return receipt.

September 22
On this date in 1789, the office of United States Postmaster General was established.
Your coffee wants a stamp of approval.

September 21
Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice by the United States Senate on this date in 1981.
Your coffee looks best in black.

September 20
On this date in 1934, Sophia Loren was born.
Your coffee is a delightful Italian brew.

September 19
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuted on CBS on this date in 1970.
Your coffee wants to take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.

September 16
On this date in 1966, the Metropolitan Opera House at New York City’s Lincoln Center opened with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s “Antony and Cleopatra.”
Your coffee wants a libretto by Franco Zeffirelli.

September 15
The first free non-aristocratic public school in Europe opened on this date in 1616.
Your coffee wants a scholarship.

September 14
On this date in 1984, Joe Kittinger began the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a gas balloon.
Your coffee wants to go up, up and away.

September 13
Michelangelo began carving his statue of David on this date in 1501.
Your coffee wants to play marbles.

September 12
On this date in 1933, physicist Leó Szilárd came up with the idea of a nuclear chain reaction.
Your coffee wants to celebrate a critical mass.

September 9
Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom on this date in 2015.
Your coffee wants to walk the corgis.

September 8
On this date in 2012, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke President Herbert Hoover’s record for the longest post-presidential retirement at 11,554 days.
Your coffee wants to work for peanuts.

September 7
The first Miss America beauty pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on this date in 1921.
Your coffee wants to turn out to be the queen of femininity.

September 6
On this date in 1916, the first self-service grocery store, Clarence Saunder’s Piggly Wiggly, opened in Memphis, Tennessee.
Your coffee wants to be down home, down the street.

September 5
On the Road by Jack Kerouac was published on this date in 1957.
Your coffee has often dreamed of going West to see the country.

September 2
On this date in 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.
Your coffee wants to borrow a holocaust cloak from the Dread Pirate Roberts.

September 1
Boston’s Tremont Street Subway, the oldest subway tunnel in the United States, opened on this date in 1897.
Your coffee wants a ride to the Haymarket produce market.