Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2020.

November 30
The first broadcast use of videotape took place on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants to record the event on a SuperBetamax cartridge.

November 27
On this date in 1896, “Also sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss was first performed.
Your coffee wants to hear the percussion performed by men in gorilla suits.

November 26
Howard Carter was among the first to enter the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun on this date in 1922.
Your coffee wants to be immortalized in song by Steve Martin.

November 25
On this date in 1915, Albert Einstein presented the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
Your coffee generally wants to restrict visits from relatives this year, but will gladly participate in Thanksgiving video chats.

November 24
America Online announced that it was purchasing Netscape on this date in 1998.
Your coffee wants a modem with automatic redial.

November 23
On this date in 1936, Life magazine changed format to become the first all-photographic American news magazine.
Your coffee thinks it was about Time!

November 20
Happy 78th birthday, President-elect Biden!
Your coffee wants to ride AMTRAK to your inauguration.

November 19
On this date in 2006, Nintendo released the Wii.
Your coffee wants to help you do the same.

November 18
NASA’s MAVEN probe began its journey to Mars on this date in 2013.
Your coffee wants a pilpul with the maven over its findings.

November 17
On this date in 1947, the Screen Actors Guild voted to compel its officers to take an anti-communist oath.
Your coffee is not now, nor has it ever been, decaffeinated.

November 16
The United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics established diplomatic relations on this date in 1933.
Your coffee wants you to have a red-letter day!

November 13
On this date in 2013, a special legislative session of the Hawaiian state legislature passed the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act.
Your coffee wants to get a formal lei.

November 12
Women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on this date in 1815.
Your coffee wants to be brewed with water from Seneca Falls.

November 11
On this date in 1634, the Irish House of Commons passed “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.”
Your coffee wants to outlaw skullduggery.

November 10
A violent white supremacist coup d’état overthrew the legitimately elected government of Wilmington, North Carolina, on this date in 1898.
Your coffee wants to give you a wake-up call.

November 9
On this date in 1985, 22-year-old Garry Kasparov became the world’s youngest World Chess Champion.
Your coffee wants to see him try the Queen’s Gambit Declined against Beth Harmon.

November 6
An arson fire destroyed about a fifth of the backlot at Universal Studios on this date in 1990.
Your coffee hated the 2008 remake.

November 5
On this date in 1844, a grizzly bear underwent a successful operation for cataracts.
Your coffee wants to perform LASIK surgery on a wolverine.

November 4
The world premiere of the movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was held in London on this date in 2001.
Your coffee will be delivered by owl mail.

November 3
On this date in 1973, the United States launched the Mariner 10 space probe toward Mercury.
Your in-flight coffee promises to be hot – really, really hot.

November 2
English mathematician George Boole was born on this date in 1815.
Your coffee wants to know whether that is true or false.