Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in January 2024

January 31
On this date in 2023, the last Boeing 747, the first wide-body airliner, was delivered.
Your coffee hears it blows the doors off the competition.

January 30
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on this date in 2020.
Your coffee wants to be brewed through an N95 filter.

January 29
On this date in 1802, John J. Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress.
Your coffee wants him to enforce the “no talking” rule.

January 26
Nadya Suleman gave birth to the world’s first surviving octuplets on this date in 2009.
Your coffee wants a complete DVD set of “Eight is Enough.”

January 25
On this date in 1941, Pope Pius XII elevated the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to become the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
Your coffee wants a sacramental luau.

January 24
Actor, comedian, and screenwriter John Belushi was born on this date in 1949.
Your coffee wants no Coke! Pepsi!

January 23
On this date in 1920, the Dutch government refused demands from the Allies to hand over Wilhelm II, the ex-kaiser of Germany.
Your coffee did not want to go Dutch treat.

January 22
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on Roe v. Wade on this date in 1973.
Your coffee wants a precedent with better staying power.

January 19
On this date in 1907, the trade newsletter Variety published its first film reviews.
Your coffee enjoys reading crix on flicks.

January 18
Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, was convicted of numerous crimes and was sentenced to life imprisonment on this date in 1967.
Your coffee wants Tony Curtis’ autograph.

January 17
On this date in 38 BCE, Livia Drusilla, divorced wife of Tiberius Claudius Nero, married future Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.
Your coffee wants a genealogy chart and a bottle of Wite-Out.

January 16
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire, on this date in 27 BCE.
Your coffee wants a salad with croutons, parmesan cheese, and a dressing of minced garlic, dijon, Worcestershire, lemon juice and red wine vinegar.

January 15
On this date in 2022, the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in the southern Pacific concluded.
Your coffee wants a slice of lava cake.

January 12
The TV show “Dragnet” returned to national network television in the United States after an 8-year absence on this date in 1967.
Your coffee wants to watch Sgt. Friday on Thursday.

January 11
On this date in 2020, municipal health officials in Wuhan, China, announced the first recorded death from COVID-19.
Your coffee wants a mask with a beverage intake valve.

January 10
Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon on this date in 49 B.C.E.
Your coffee wants a new set of dice.

January 9
On this date in 1431, the heresy trial of Joan of Arc began in Rouen.
Your coffee does not want that particular French roast.

January 8
Britain introduced food rationing on this date in 1940.
Your coffee wants a toad-in-the-hole ration coupon.

January 5
On this date in 1956, Snoopy walked on two legs for the first time in the Peanuts comic strip.
Your coffee wants to fly a single-engine dog-house.

January 4
Billboard published the first pop music chart based on national sales on this date in 1936.
Your coffee always enjoys a parade…of hits.

January 3
On this date in 1953, Frances P. Bolton of Ohio and her son, Oliver, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
Your coffee wants a better daycare solution for working mothers.

January 2
Pope John II (born Mercurius) became the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy on this date in 533.
Your coffee does not want to see any hanky-panky from the other bishops.

January 1
On this date in 1772, the London Credit Exchange Company issued the first traveler’s cheques.
Your coffee wants to see some ID.