Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in January 2020.

January 31
Alvan Graham Clark discovered Sirius B, the white dwarf companion to the star Sirius, on this date in 1862.
Your coffee wants to take it for walkies.

January 30
On this date in 1798, Representative Matthew Lyon of Vermont spat tobacco juice at Representative Roger Griswold of Connecticut on the House floor.
Your coffee wants to perform a spit-take.

January 29
American revolutionary author Thomas Paine was born on this date in 1736.
Your coffee thinks that celebrating his birthday on both January 29 and February 7 is just common sense.

January 28
On this date in 1547, nine–year–old Edward VI became the King of England.
Your coffee wants to swear fealty to Tom Canty.

January 27
The Library of Congress announced the first fifty recordings to be included in the National Recording Registry on this date in 2003.
Your coffee wants the mix-tape.

January 24
On this date in 1943, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt concluded their Casablanca Conference.
Your coffee wants to play it again.

January 23
After a hiatus of more than a decade, François Rabelais published the Tiers Livre of Gargantua and Pantagruel on this date in 1546.
Your coffee is too good to be banned by the Sorbonne.

January 22
On this date in 1901, Edward VII became the King of the United Kingdom.
Your coffee never can, or shall, look at the current state of British politics without a shudder.

January 21
The Women’s March in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration took place on this date in 2017.
Your coffee wants to send a bold message to the world that women’s rights are human rights.

January 20
On this date in 1937, Franklin Roosevelt became the first President to be sworn in on January 20.
Your coffee reserves the right to swear at the President on any date.

January 17
The United Nations Security Council held its first meeting on this date in 1946.
Your coffee wonders why it doesn’t feel more secure.

January 16
On this date in 1412, the Medici family became the Papacy’s official bankers.
Your coffee wants free personalized checks and a complimentary toaster.

January 15
The Great Molasses Flood took place in Boston on this date in 1919.
Your coffee does not require any sweetener.

January 14
On this date in 83 BC, Roman general Mark Antony was born.
Your coffee wants to lend him an ear and then kick him in the asp.

January 13
Michael Jordan announced his retirement from professional basketball on this date in 1999.
Your coffee wants a three-peat.

January 10
On this date in 1927, Fritz Lang’s movie “Metropolis” premiered in Germany.
Your coffee wants a documentary tour of Superman’s adopted home town.

January 9
The discovery of the first extra-solar planets was announced on this date in 1992.
Your coffee says, “They’re here!”

January 8
On this date in 1963, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa made its first public appearance in the United States.
Your coffee wants a musical introduction by Nat King Cole.

January 7
While in pursuit of a UFO, Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashed his plane on this date in 1948.
Your coffee wants to believe.

January 6
On this date in 1839, Ireland experienced the Night of the Big Wind.
Your coffee wants a more gentle Epiphany.

January 3
Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther on this date in 1521.
Your coffee wants to be reheated at the Elster Gate in Wittenburg.

January 2
On this date in 1921, KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made the first religious radio broadcast.
Your coffee wants a 50,000-watt clear-channel hymnal.

January 1
At midnight on this date in 1970, time began for all Unix computers.
Your coffee wants to take leap seconds into account.