Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2017.

October 31
On this date in 1941, the presidential sculptures on Mount Rushmore were declared completed.
Your coffee wants to travel north by northwest.

October 30
Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1945.
Your coffee wants to be chock full o’nuts.

October 27
On this date in 1954, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. became the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
Your coffee wants you to soar ever higher.

October 26
The Pony Express formally ceased operations on this date in 1861.
Your coffee wants a lightweight saddle with a mochila cover.

October 25
On this date in 1940, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. became the first African-American general in the U.S. Army.
Your coffee is proud to serve, sir!

October 24
The first transcontinental telegraph line in the United States was completed on this date in 1861.
Your coffee wants you to be wired.

October 23
On this date in 1850, the first National Woman’s Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Your coffee wants to know how to pronounce “Worcester.”

October 20
The Sydney Opera House opened on this date in 1973.
Your coffee wants to tread fire-inspired with the daughters of Elysium.

October 19
On this date in 1386, the first lecture was delivered at the newly founded University of Heidelberg.
Your coffee wants a dueling scar.

October 18
Félicette, a black and white cat found on the streets of Paris, became the first cat to be launched into outer space on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants to watch reruns of “Felicity.”

October 17
On this date in 1091, a tornado struck London, England.
Your coffee wants to play Twister.

October 16
One of the first residential colleges for women in England, Girton College in Cambridge, was founded on this date in 1869.
Your coffee wants taxi fare to the Tripos examinations.

October 13
On this date in 1881, the first known conversation in Modern Hebrew took place.
Your coffee wants a cup of traditional קָפֶה.

October 12
The Salem witch trials ended on this date in 1692.
Your coffee does not want a slice of witch cake.

October 11
On this date in 1767, surveying for the Mason-Dixon line was completed.
Your coffee still hasn’t finished reading Pynchon’s novel.

October 10
Ghana’s Finance Minister, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, was refused service in a Dover, Delaware, Howard Johnson’s restaurant on this date in 1957.
Your coffee wants an invitation to the White House.

October 9
On this date in 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series over the Chicago White Sox.
Your coffee wears black socks.

October 6
Seventeen-year-old Benjamin Franklin arrived in Philadelphia on this date in 1723.
Your coffee wants to be an over-achiever.

October 5
On this date in 1921, the first live radio broadcast of the World Series took place.
Your coffee plays an inside game.

October 4
The Coverdale Bible, the first complete printed Bible in a modern English translation, was published on this date in 1535.
Your coffee wants to read it while sipping an Americano from Caffènation in Antwerp.

October 3
On this date in 1872, the Bloomingdale brothers opened their first store in New York City.
Your coffee wants to know what Macy’s told Gimbel’s.

October 2
President Clinton signed the Electronic Freedom of Information Amendments on this date in 1996.
Your coffee wants reclining chairs and a beverage service in all agency reading rooms.