Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2010.

April 30
The Federal Communications Commission ruled that all television receivers should be equipped to receive both VHF and UHF channels on this date in 1964.
Your coffee wants an HD-3D LCD-LED Internet-enabled TV—and a bag of Doritos.

April 29
On this date in 1913, Otto Frederick Gideon Sundback patented the all-purpose zipper.
Your coffee wants a button-fly—for personal safety reasons.

April 28
Dennis Tito, after paying $20 million, rode a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station and became the first space tourist on this date in 2001.
Your coffee liked Kubrick’s version better.

April 27
On this date in 1810, Beethoven composed “Für Elise.”
Your coffee prefers Bach’s “Coffee Cantata.”

April 26
Physicists announced evidence for the existence of the top quark on this date in 1994.
Your coffee finds this strangely charming.

April 23
On this date in 1344, King Edward III established the Order of the Garter.
Your coffee wants an order of pantyhose.

April 22
Version 1.0 of the Mosaic Web browser was released on this date in 1993.
Your coffee doesn’t run Flash either.

April 21
On this date in 1953, the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York held the Dada exhibition.
Your coffee is ready-made.

April 20
Edgar Allen Poe published what is arguably the first modern detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” on this date in 1841.
The horrific tale kept your coffee up all night.

April 19
On this date in 1927, writer/actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity.
When your coffee is good, it’s very, very good; but when it’s bad, it’s better!

April 16
Harriet Quimby became the first woman pilot to fly across the English Channel on this date in 1912.
Your coffee rode in the beverage cart.

April 15
On this date in 1892 the General Electric Company was formed.
Your coffee was shocked by that transformative event.

April 14
The Human Genome Project was completed on this date in 2003.
Your coffee has flavor and satisfaction coded in its DNA.

April 13
On this date in 1997, Tiger Woods won his first Masters Tournament.
Your coffee never chops its putts and always ends up in the cup.

April 12
Jake Garn became the first sitting United States Senator to reach Earth orbit on this date in 1985.
Your coffee wants to issue a quorum call.

April 9
On this date in 1965, the first indoor game of Major League baseball was played.
Your coffee once smoked AstroTurf—but did not inhale.

April 8
The Venus de Milo was discovered on the island of Milos in the Aegean on this date in 1820.
Your coffee is mostly armless.

April 7
On this day in 1949, the musical “South Pacific” by Rogers and Hammerstein made its Broadway debut.
Your coffee wants a Bloody Mary, and ain’t that too damn bad.

April 6
The first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit was launched on this date in 1965.
Your coffee looks down on you—but in a good way.

April 5
On this day in 1614, Pocahontas married John Rolfe.
Your coffee wants to star in a highly-fictionalized Disney animated feature.

April 2
Sir Robert Watson-Watt received a patent for radar on this date in 1935.
Your coffee wants a klystron.

April 1
On this date in 2004, Google introduced Gmail.
Your coffee still can’t figure out the point of Google Wave.