Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November

November 30
A fire destroyed London’s Crystal Palace on this date in 1936.
Your coffee wants an ultra-high-temperature ceramic carafe.

November 29
On this date in 1850, the Punctuation of Olmütz treaty was signed.
Your coffee wants a punctum delens.

November 26
The National Hockey League was formed on this date in 1917.
Your coffee wants a Stanley cup of Tim Hortons Original Blend.

November 25
On this date in 1905, Prince Carl of Denmark arrived in Oslo to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
Your coffee wants a Danish but will settle for Skillingsboller.

November 24
A passenger known as D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 over Washington State with a satchel of $200,000 in ransom money on this date in 1971.
Your coffee wants a bourbon and soda.

November 23
On this date in 1948, optical engineer Frank G. Back patented the Zoomar lens.
Your coffee wants a close-up.

November 22
The clipper ship Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton, Scotland, on this date in 1869.
Your coffee will drink to that.

November 19
On this date in 2004, the worst brawl in NBA history took place in a game between the Indiana Pacers and the defending champion Detroit Pistons, ending the game with 45.9 seconds left to play.
Your coffee always enjoys non-contact sporting events.

November 18
The First Battle of the Somme was called off on this date in 1916.
Your coffee wants to take a break.

November 17
On this date in 887, Frankish magnates deposed the Emperor of the Carolingian Empire, Charles the Fat.
Your coffee wants an end to the practice of fat-shaming.

November 16
Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to death on this date in 1849.
Your coffee wants a more easy-going book club.

November 15
On this date in 1988, Max Haveleer, the first FairTrade label, was launched.
Your coffee wants to improve the living and working conditions of small farmers and agricultural workers in disadvantaged regions.

November 12
The Soviet Communist Party expelled Leon Trotsky on this date in 1927.
Your coffee is a more gentle purgative.

November 11
On this date in 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on network radio.
Your coffee prefers Woody Guthrie’s response, “This Land Is Your Land.”

November 10
Samuel Nicholas founded the United States Marine Corps in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia on this date in 1775.
Your coffee says “Oorah!”

November 9
On this date in 1907, the Cullinan Diamond was presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
Your coffee wants matching earrings.

November 8
Manolis Andronikos discovered the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina on this date in 1977.
Your coffee wants a spelling check.

November 5
On this date in 1974, Ella T. Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman in the United States to be elected governor of a state without succeeding her husband.
Your coffee appreciates how she stopped the Steele.

November 4
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming was the first woman in the United States to be elected governor on this date in 1924.
Your coffee wants a mint.

November 3
On this date in 1534, the English Parliament’s Act of Supremacy made King Henry VIII the head of the Anglican Church.
Your coffee didn’t order a Bloody Mary.

November 2
Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on the NBC-TV program “Twenty-One,” admitted before a Congressional committee that he had received questions and answers in advance on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants to avoid double jeopardy.

November 1
On this date in 1604, William Shakespeare’s play “Othello” was first performed at Whitehall Palace in London.
Your coffee wants to borrow a clean handkerchief.