Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in September 2020.

September 30
On this date in 1962, César Chávez founded the National Farm Workers Association.
Your coffee wants a Nehi made from union-harvested grapes.

September 29
WGPR became the first wholly African American-owned television station in the United States on this date in 1975.
Your coffee wants to make a gross point.

September 28
On this date in 1889, the General Conference on Weights and Measures defined the length of a meter.
Your coffee wants to pour you a fresh 236.59ml.

September 25
Comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison for aggravated sexual assault on this date in 2018.
Your coffee wants a fancy sweater with a number on it.

September 24
On this date in 1957, President Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
Your coffee wants to use the Army Corps of Engineers to dismantle systemic racism.

September 23
The planet Neptune was discovered on this date in 1846.
Your coffee can explain your orbital irregularities.

September 22
On this date in 1948, Berlin Airlift pilot Gail Halvorsen’s practice of parachuting candy to the city’s children officially became “Operation Little Vittles.”
Your coffee wants to give you wiggly wings!

September 21
The French National Convention proclaimed an end to the monarchy on this date in 1792.
Your coffee believes decaf is the martyrology of beverages!

September 18
On this date in 1928, Juan de la Cierva y Codorníu, 1st Count of la Cierva, became the first person to cross the English Channel by autogyro.
Your coffee wants a manually prepared lamb gyro with tzatziki sauce.

September 17
William Golding’s novel, The Lord of the Flies, was published on this date in 1954.
Your coffee enjoys the innocent laughter of children at play.

September 16
On this date in 1782, the Great Seal of the United States was first used on official documents.
Your coffee wants to swim with the Great Otters of the United States.

September 15
In Germany, the Nuremberg Laws deprived all German Jews of citizenship on this date in 1935.
Your coffee wants never to forget.

September 14
On this date in 1994, a player’s strike ended the Major League Baseball season.
Your coffee wants season tickets—as long as the seasoning isn't pumpkin spice.

September 11
Aviator Charles Lindbergh gave a speech accusing the British, the Jews, and FDR’s administration of pressing for war with Germany on this date in 1941.
Your coffee is a staunch anti-fascist.

September 10
On this date in 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
Your coffee wants to sew a lawsuit.

September 9
A link between Kentucky’s Mammoth cave system and the Flint Ridge cave system to its north was discovered on this date in 1972.
Your coffee wants to be brewed with Lost River water.

September 8
On this date in 1971, Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Your coffee wants to know where such a nice Jewish boy learned all that Latin.

September 7
Pope John VIII crowned Louis the Stammerer as King of Francia on this date in 878.
Your coffee joins his subjects in vastly preferring him over his opposition, Donald the Liar.

September 4
On this date in 1833, the New York Sun hired 10–year-old Barney Flaherty as the first paperboy.
Your coffee wants to read all about it.

September 3
The first professional American football game was played on this date in 1895.
Your coffee wants to bring back the four point touchdown.

September 2
On this date in 2001, “Adult Swim” made its debut on the Cartoon Network.
Your coffee wants to cure Spike Spiegel’s chronic lethargy.

September 1
Pioneer 11 became the first human-built spacecraft to fly by Saturn on this date in 1979.
Your coffee wanted to watch a live stream of the encounter on the Deep Space Network.