Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2019.

April 30
On this date in 1897, British physicist J.J. Thomson announced the discovery of the electron.
Your coffee prefers Irish physicist George Stoney’s name for the particle, “electrolion.”

April 29
Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler tied the knot on this date in 1945.
Your coffee always wanted to honeymoon in a garden.

April 26
On this date in 2018, actor/comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault.
Your coffee has sworn off pudding pops…

April 25
Senator Wayne Morse ended the longest speech in U.S. Senate history up until that time on this date in 1953.
Your coffee wants to offer a few short remarks.

April 24
On this date in 1932, the mass trespass of Kinder Scout took place.
Your coffee wants to ramble.

April 23
The second main building and the dome of the University of Notre Dame burned down on this date in 1879.
Your coffee wants to learn the definition of “harbinger.”

April 22
On this date in 1899, novelist Vladimir Nabokov was born.
Your coffee wants to snatch the pale fire from the sun.

April 19
Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco on this date in 1956.
Your coffee wants to listen to jazz with C.K. Dexter Haven.

April 18
On this date in 1831, the University of Alabama opened to students.
Your coffee wants to sail the Crimson Tide.

April 17
The pilgrimage to Canterbury recounted in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” is thought by many to have begun on this date in 1387.
Your coffee wants to seken straunge strondes, to ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes.

April 16
On this date in 2012, for the first time in 35 years, no Fiction Prize winner was named when the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced.
Your coffee wants to write a non-fiction novel set in Middle-Earth.

April 15
San Francisco was incorporated as a city on this date in 1850.
Your coffee wants a bacon, onion, and poppy croissant at Paramo Coffee.

April 12
On this date in 1955, the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was declared safe and effective.
Your coffee wants herd immunity.

April 11
President Truman fired the head of the United Nations forces in Korea, General Douglas MacArthur, on this date in 1951.
Your coffee rings will never fade away.

April 10
On this date in 1971, nine players of the United States Table Tennis team began a visit to the People’s Republic of China.
Your coffee wants to be served at a sidewalk cafe in the People’s Republic of Santa Monica.

April 9
The first flight of a Boeing 737 took place on this date in 1967.
Your coffee wants a much better software QA process.

April 8
On this date in 2008, the Bahrain World Trade Center, the first skyscraper to incorporate wind turbines into its design, was completed.
Your coffee wants a towering erection that doesn’t cause windmill-cancer!

April 5
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order limiting gold ownership on this date in 1933.
Your coffee wants to be brewed from Kona Gold beans.

April 4
On this date in 1923, Warner Bros. Pictures Incorporated was founded.
Your coffee wants a picture with a dog.

April 3
The ACLU announced it would defend Allen Ginsburg’s book Howl against obscenity charges on this date in 1957.
Your coffee wants to see the best minds of its generation have a second cup.

April 2
On this date in 1900, the United States Congress passed the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
Your coffee does not need any more paper towels.

April 1
The TIROS-1 satellite transmitted the first television picture from Earth orbit on this date in 1960.
Your coffee wants to look up to you, not down at you.