Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2016.

November 30
The Folies Bergère staged its first revue on this date in 1886.
Your coffee wants a ticket to the Ziegfeld Follies.

November 29
On this date in 1877, Thomas Edison demonstrated his newly invented phonograph for the first time.
Your coffee is feeling groovy.

November 28
The Times of London became the first newspaper to be produced by a steam-powered printing press on this date in 1814.
Your coffee wants a steam-powered Aeropress.

November 25
On this date in 1947, the Motion Picture Association of America held the meeting that lead to the “Waldorf Statement” which blacklisted ten movie industry artists.
Your coffee wants a Waldorf salad.

November 24
The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory opened on this date in 1932.
Your coffee wants a backdoor to your iPhone.

November 23
On this date in 1644, John Milton published his anti-censorship pamphlet Areopagitica.
Your coffee wants to shout “theatre” at a crowded fire.

November 22
The Beatles released “The Beatles” on this date in 1968.
Your coffee wants to hide the Savoy Truffle from Mother Nature’s son.

November 21
On this date in 1953, the Natural History Museum in London announced that the “Piltdown Man” hominid skull was a hoax.
Your coffee wants an orangutan mandible.

November 18
On this date in 1903, the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty was signed, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
Your coffee wants to ride the Gatún Locks.

November 17
CBS broadcast “The Star Wars Holiday Special” on this date in 1978.
Your coffee wants to spend Life Day on Kashyyyk.

November 16
On this date in 1990, pop group Milli Vanilli had their Grammy Award for Best New Artist taken away after it was discovered they had not sung on any of their debut album’s tracks.
Your coffee cup wants to be washed in the lip sink.

November 15
Richard Petty drove in the final NASCAR race of his career on this date in 1992.
Your coffee wants a fire extinguisher.

November 14
On this date in 2003, astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discovered the Trans-Neptunian object 90377 Sedna.
Your coffee wants to be highly eccentric.

November 11
The Mayflower Compact was signed on this date in 1620.
Your coffee wants a mid-size agreement.

November 10
On this date in 1989, German citizens celebrated the opening of the Berlin Wall’s checkpoints by beginning to tear down the Wall.
Your coffee is not a Berliner but goes well with a Pfannkuchen.

November 9
Capital punishment was completely abolished in the United Kingdom on this date in 1998.
Your coffee believes that no noose is good noose.

November 8
On this date in 1972, HBO made its first broadcast.
Your coffee wants to watch the next season of “Game of Thrones” in Westworld.

November 7
Mary Robinson became the first woman elected to the presidency of the Republic of Ireland on this date in 1990.
Your coffee is with her.

November 4
On this date in 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall first observed chimpanzees using tools.
Your coffee wants to be stirred by a twig.

November 3
The bandit “Black Bart the poet” committed his final stagecoach robbery on this date in 1883.
Your coffee wants to stand and deliver.

November 2
On this date in 1988, the Internet-distributed Morris worm malware was launched from M.I.T.
Your coffee wants a firewall.

November 1
The Library of Congress building opened to the public for the first time on this date in 1897.
Your coffee wants to be served in the Madison Cafe.