Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2016.

April 29
On this date in 1953, the first experimental 3D television broadcast was made in Los Angeles.
Your coffee wants 3D contact lenses.

April 28
Billy the Kid broke out of the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, on this date in 1881.
Your coffee wants Sam Peckinpah’s autograph.

April 27
On this date in 1967, Expo 67 opened in Montreal, Canada.
Your coffee wants Tim Horton’s autograph.

April 26
Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington rode forty miles to alert American rebel forces that the British were coming on this date in 1777.
Your coffee wants a Revere Ware cookware set.

April 25
On this date in 1960, the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Triton completed the first underwater circumnavigation of the planet.
Your coffee wants a two-reactor propulsion plant.

April 22
The Passover holiday begins today at sundown.
Your coffee wants a Maxwell House Haggadah.

April 21
The “Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals” was published in Il Mondo on this date in 1925.
Your coffee wants a bundle of stirrers.

April 20
On this date in 1653, Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament.
Your coffee is glad he put that behind him.

April 19
Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann first took LSD deliberately on this date in 1943.
Your coffee wants the walls to stop waving…oooh, shiny!

April 18
On this date in 1946, the International Court of Justice held its first meeting in The Hague.
Your coffee wants an advisory opinion.

April 15
Two days before they were to go on sale, the first Ford Mustangs appeared on showroom floors on this date in 1964.
Your coffee wants a roadster with a straight-6 170-cubic-inch engine and a three-speed manual transmission.

April 14
On this date in 1775, Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush helped organize the first abolition society in North America.
Your coffee wants to be free—and also to offer free refills.

April 13
James C. Penney opened his first store on this date in 1902.
Your coffee wants a franchise at the Ala Moana Center.

April 12
On this date in 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel in outer space.
Your coffee says, “Поехали!”

April 11
Pope John XXIII issued his final encyclical, Pacem in terris, on this date in 1963.
Your coffee thinks pacem in terris is a really good idea.

April 8
On this date in 1974, Henry Aaron hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record.
Your coffee wants a bullpen seat.

April 7
The European Community recognized the independence of Republika Srpska on this date in 1992.
Your coffee wants to buy a vowel.

April 6
On this date in 1947, the first Tony Awards were presented.
Your coffee wants an EGOT.

April 5
The Statute of Anne, which established copyright law in Great Britain, received Royal Assent on this date in 1710.
Your coffee wants to be non-derivative.

April 4
On this date in 1796, naturalist Georges Cuvier delivered his first lecture on paleontology.
Your coffee wants to dig it.

April 1
The English astronomer Patrick Moore announced the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect on this date in 1971.
Your coffee wants to be lighter.