Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in December 2016.

December 30
Author Rudyard Kipling was born on this date in 1865.
Your coffee wants to know how the leopard got his spots.

December 29
On this date in 1989, Václav Havel was elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
Your coffee wants a poetic president.

December 28
Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons on this date in 1918.
Your coffee never wants you to abstain from your morning cup.

December 27
On this date in 1927, the musical “Showboat” opened on Broadway.
Your coffee wants to tote your barge and lift your bale.

December 26
Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” premiered in Chicago on this date in 1944.
Your coffee wants to fix your broken unicorn.

December 23
On this date in 1856, Ralph Collier received a patent for the first rotary egg beater with rotating parts.
Your coffee wants an omelet.

December 22
323 Brucia became the first asteroid to be discovered by astrophotography on this date in 1891.
Your coffee wants a set of 8-by-10 glossies.

December 21
On this date in 1937, the first full-length animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.
Your coffee wants to be the fairest one of all.

December 20
The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders was founded on this date in 1971.
Your coffee wants chiropractors without county lines.

December 19
On this date in 1957, the musical “The Music Man” opened on Broadway.
Your coffee wants to pick a little, talk a little.

December 16
Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland on this date in 1653.
Your coffee wants to fix the tuning on our Instrument of Government.

December 15
On this date in 1939, Gone with the Wind received its world premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
Your coffee wants to be Tara-fied.

December 14
Roald Amundsen, accompanied by a team comprising Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, first reached the South Pole on this date in 1911.
Your coffee wants a little more latitude.

December 13
On this date in 1928, George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” was first performed.
Your coffee is a caffè americano.

December 12
Father Flanagan opened Boys Town on this date in 1917.
Your coffee wants to walk down Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega to Doheny.

December 9
On this date in 1948, the United Nations adopted General Assembly Resolution 260, defining and outlawing the crime of genocide.
Your coffee wants infinite diversity in infinite combinations.

December 8
Japan’s IKAROS, the first spacecraft to use solar sail technology in interplanetary space, flew past Venus on this date in 2010.
Your coffee wants to go fly a kite.

December 7
On this date in 1995, the Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter.
Your coffee wants a gravitational slingshot.

December 6
The first issue of The Washington Post was published on this date in 1877.
Your coffee wants to order it from Amazon.

December 5
On this date in 1901, Walt Disney was born in Chicago.
Your coffee thinks he’s a little Goofy.

December 2
Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French on this date in 1804.
Your coffee wants a mille-feuille.

December 1
On this date in 1955, seamstress Rosa Parks was arrested for violating racial segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama.
Your coffee wants to sit down while the vehicle is in motion.