Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2016.

October 31
On this date in 2000, Soyuz TM-31 was launched, carrying the members of Expedition 1 to the International Space Station.
Your coffee is a critical life-support system.

October 28
On this date in 1956, Elvis Presley was vaccinated for polio on national television.
Your coffee wants a blue suede syringe.

October 27
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced on this date in 1954.
Your coffee wants to turn its lonely eyes to you.

October 26
On this date in 1988, Soviet and American ice-breakers freed two whales from the Arctic ice pack in which they had been trapped for more than two weeks.
Your coffee wants the formula for transparent aluminum.

October 25
John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants to travel with Charley.

October 24
On this date in 1946, the first photo of the Earth from outer space was taken.
Your coffee wants an 8X10 glossy.

October 21
The 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France, redefined the length of the meter on this date in 1983.
Your coffee wants a metrical romance.

October 20
On this date in 1968, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
Your coffee wants a Platonic relationship.

October 19
The comet Siding Spring flew within 86,200 miles of Mars on this date in 2014.
Your coffee wants to take a meteor shower.

October 18
On this date in 1922, the BBC was founded.
Your coffee wants a new season of “Doctor Who.”

October 17
The Great London Beer Flood took place on this date in 1814.
Your coffee wants a pint glass, some sandbags, and a plate of nachos.

October 14
On this date in 1979, the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights took place.
Your coffee wants to be served at an LGBTQ BBQ.

October 13
Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington was published on this date in 1958.
Your coffee wants to visit “Darkest Peru.”

October 12
On this date in 1799, Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin became the first woman to make a parachute descent from a balloon.
Your coffee wants to hit the French silks.

October 11
Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, Kathyrn Dwyer Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a space walk on this date in 1984.
Your coffee wants frequent flyer miles.

October 10
On this date in 1845, The Naval School (later known as the United States Naval Academy), opened in Annapolis, Maryland.
Your coffee wants to be served in Dhalgren Hall.

October 7
The opening ceremonies for Cornell University were held on this date in 1868.
Your coffee wants to be brewed with Cayuga’s waters.

October 6
On this date in 1960 in Toronto, Canada, Robert Goulet made his first appearance as Lancelot in the Broadway-bound production of “Camelot.”
Your coffee wants to get the lyrics right.

October 5
“Dr. No,” the first James Bond movie, was released on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants to be stirred, not shaken.

October 4
On this date in 1985, Richard Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation.
Your coffee wants to be distributed under the GNU General Beverage License.

October 3
WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the U.S., was established in Atlanta, Georgia, on this date in 1949.
Your coffee wants more power.