Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September

September 30
On this date in 1791, the first performance of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” took place in Vienna.
Your coffee wants an enchanted oboe.

September 29
Britain’s Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, was demolished in a controlled explosion on this date in 2007.
Your coffee wants to be heated by solar power.

September 28
On this date in 2000, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486.
Your coffee wants to offer a free prescription to any Texas woman who needs it.

September 27
The SMART-1 lunar orbiter was launched on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants to see it at the next Mensa meeting.

September 24
On this date in 2014, Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, achieved Mars orbit.
Your coffee wants a National Geographic cover photo.

September 23
Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan was born on this date in 1215.
Your coffee wants a stately pleasure dome.

September 22
On this date in 1823, Joseph Smith claimed to have unearthed the golden plates that were the source of the Book of Mormon.
Your coffee wants a magic three-ring binder.

September 21
The first successful daily newspaper in the U.S., “The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser,” was first published on this date in 1784.
Your coffee wants home delivery.

September 20
On this date in 1962, black student James Meredith was barred from entering the segregated University of Mississippi.
Your coffee thinks it’s better to matriculate than never.

September 17
Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the Miss America pageant on this date in 1983.
Your coffee is the right stuff.

September 16
On this date in 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.
Your coffee wants to close the hole in your morning beverage offerings.

September 15
Muhammad Ali became the first boxer to win the heavyweight title for a third time on this date in 1978.
Your coffee wants to be the greatest!

September 14
On this date in 1975, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Your coffee wants to play hooky.

September 13
The Treaty of Worms was signed on this date in 1743.
Your coffee wants you to fish or cut bait.

September 10
On this date in 1515, England’s Thomas Wolsey was appointed Cardinal by Pope Leo X.
Your coffee wants to be portrayed on screen by Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Anthony Quayle, and Sam Neill.

September 9
Edward Emerson Barnard discovered the Jovian moon Amalthea on this date in 1892.
Your coffee wants you to use a coaster to avoid leaving a gossamer ring.

September 8
On this date in 1998, St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris’ single-season home-run record with his 62nd home run of the year.
Your coffee is a league-approved performance enhancing drug.

September 7
George Ligowsky patented “mud saucers” used for trap-shooting targets on this date in 1880.
Your coffee wants a clay mug and a shot of espresso.

September 6
On this date in 1975, tennis player Martina Navratilova requested political asylum in the United States.
Your coffee wants to leap over the net.

September 3
The American Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on this date in 1783.
Your coffee wants to forget all past misunderstandings and differences.

September 2
On this date in 1897, the first issue of McCall’s Magazine was published.
Your coffee wants to be well-read.

September 1
The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys was established on this date in 1906.
Your coffee wants to patent its unique blend of flavor and aroma.