Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2022

November 30
On this date in 1934, the LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as achieving 100 miles-per-hour.
Your coffee wants steamed milk.

November 29
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was released in the United Kingdom on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants a single with “This Boy” on the B-side.

November 28
On this date in 1895, the first American automobile race took place.
Your coffee wants a horse-drawn horseless carriage.

November 25
O.J. Simpson, playing for the Buffalo Bills, ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions on this date in 1976.
Your coffee wants to see him outrun a Ford Bronco.

November 24
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
Your coffee wants plenty of stuffing and a big slice of pecan pie.

November 23
Mound Metalcraft changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated on this date in 1955.
Your coffee wants to keep on truckin’.

November 22
On this date in 1977, British Airways began regularly scheduled supersonic Concorde service between London and New York.
Your coffee wants a droop nose with a retractable visor.

November 21
Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restored the Temple in Jerusalem on this date in 164 BCE.
Your coffee wants a menorah, a box of candles, and eight jelly doughnuts.

November 18
On this date in 1966, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax announced his retirement from baseball.
Your coffee wants to throw a Yom Kippur fast ball.

November 17
Arnold Schwarzenegger began serving as Governor of California on this date in 2003.
Your coffee has total recall.

November 16
On this date in 1904, John Ambrose Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve.
Your coffee wants to be heated by a hot cathode.

November 15
Ivan Boesky was fined $100 million by the SEC for insider trading on this date in 1986.
Your coffee deserves a tip…but not the kind that results in a plea bargain.

November 14
On this date in 1952, the New Musical Express published the first regular UK Singles Chart.
Your coffee wants to rock out to “Here in My Heart” by Al Martino.

November 11
John Mullin assisted by engineer Wayne Johnson demonstrated the first videotape recorder on this date in 1952.
Your coffee wants a Betamax.

November 10
On this date in 1980, journalist Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped by a cab driver.
Your coffee wants a lyft in an uber.

November 9
Theodore Roosevelt became the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country on this date in 1906.
Your coffee wants a man, a plan, and a canal.

November 8
On this date in 1965, the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” debuted on NBC.
Your coffee wants a Peacock subscription.

November 7
Thomas Nast published his first political cartoon that represented the Republican Party as an elephant on this date in 1874.
Your coffee wants to know what the fox said.

November 4
On this date in 1965, Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to drive faster than 300 miles per hour.
Your coffee wants a J79 jet engine.

November 3
“Chicken Little,” the first fully computer-animated film produced by Disney, was released on this date in 2005.
Your coffee wants Don Knotts’ autograph.

November 2
On this date in 1959, the first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, opened.
Your coffee wants to know the way to Rugby.

November 1
The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico opened on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants a spherical reflector dish, built into a natural sinkhole, with a cable-mount steerable receiver.