Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in December

December 31
On this date in 2019, the World Health Organization began receiving reports of an unknown respiratory disease which soon became known as COVID=19.
Your coffee wants you to wear a mask – yes, over your nose as well as your mouth.

December 30
The first color televisions went on sale in the United States on this date in 1953.
Your coffee wants to control the hue and saturation as well as the horizontal and vertical.

December 29
On this date in 1607, Pocahantas saved the life of Captain John Smith.
Your coffee wants to be a Disney princess.

December 28
President Nixon signed the United States Endangered Species Act into law on this date in 1973.
Where your coffee is grown is, by definition, a critical habitat.

December 27
On this date in 1966, the first documented descent into the Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, took place.
Your coffee wants to be served in a Big Gulp.

December 24
A fire broke out in the West Wing of the White House on this date in 1929.
Your coffee wants 19 engine companies, four truck companies, 130 firefighters, and an adequate fire insurance policy.

December 23
On this date in 1954, the first successful kidney transplant was performed.
Your coffee does not want to wake up with a mysterious incision in a bathtub full of ice.

December 22
Stephen of Blois ascended to the throne of England on this date in 1135.
Your coffee suggests that you take care to waltz with the right Matilda.

December 21
On this date in 1968, Apollo 8, the first human-crewed spacecraft to attain lunar orbit, was launched.
Your coffee enjoys watching an Earthrise.

December 20
The United States Space Force was founded on this date in 2019.
Your coffee wants to be a guardian of the galaxy.

December 17
On this date in 2003, the first International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was proclaimed.
Your coffee wants to carry a red umbrella.

December 16
Sigourney Weaver received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this date in 1999.
Your coffee wants to know if it was by order of Zuul the Gatekeeper or Gozer the Gozerian.

December 15
On this date in 1836, records of nearly 10,000 federally issued patents were destroyed in a fire at the U.S. Patent Office building.
Your coffee wants to know when the fire safe was first patented.

December 14
Wilma Mankiller took office as the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation on this date in 1985.
Your coffee wants to avenge wrongs through spiritual methods.

December 13
On this date in 2002, the European Union announced it would be including ten additional countries.
Your coffee wants to know which one gets the United Kingdom’s seat.

December 10
The first Nobel Prize ceremony was held on this date in 1901.
Your coffee wants to read Sheldon Cooper’s and Amy Farrah Fowler’s acceptance speeches.

December 9
On this date in 2008, the Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, was arrested for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
Your coffee wants to recline in a Barackalounger.

December 8
Metallica performed a show in Antarctica on this date in 2013.
Your coffee thinks that is very cool!

December 7
On this date in 1922, the Parliament of Northern Ireland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Your coffee wants to know how Brexit is going.

December 6
A German archaeological team discovered the Bust of Nefertiti on this date in 1912.
Your coffee wants to be an icon of international beauty.

December 3
On this date in 1992, the first SMS text message was sent to a telephone.
Your coffee wants to LOL.

December 2
The United Kingdom licensed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on this date in 2020.
Your coffee wants you to get your shot and to wear a damn mask.

December 1
On this date in 1952, the first successful sex-reassignment surgery was announced.
Your coffee wants an inventive and open-minded mohel.