Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2018.

April 30
Mary Pickford became the first celebrity to step intentionally into wet cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on this date in 1927.
Your coffee wants a shoe shine.

April 27
On this date in 1992, Betty Boothroyd became the first woman elected as the Speaker of the British House of Commons.
Your coffee wants to borrow her wig.

April 26
Today is Carol Burnett’s 85th birthday.
Your coffee is so glad we had this time together.

April 25
On this date in 1944, the United Negro College Fund was incorporated.
Your coffee wants a hand, not a handout.

April 24
After 48 years the quarantine of Gruinard Island, Scotland, was lifted on this date in 1990.
Your coffee wants an island hideaway that is “guid for fostering of thieves and rebellis.”

April 23
On this date in 1516, the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot, establishing purity rules for beer, was signed in Ingolstadt.
Your coffee wants a three Heller Kopf of beer.

April 20
The League of Nations was formally dissolved on this date in 1946.
Your coffee wants to be served by the League of Extraordinary Baristas.

April 19
On this date in 1971, Salyut 1, the first space station, was launched.
Your coffee wants a station wagon with plenty of space.

April 18
The State of New York passed a law mandating that large cities offer free public baths on this date in 1895.
Your coffee wants to steep in a claw-foot tub.

April 17
At midnight on this date in 1949, twenty-six Irish counties officially left the British Commonwealth.
Your coffee wants another Brexit referendum.

April 16
The University of Münster was founded on this date in 1780.
Your coffee wants to invite Lily and Herman over to celebrate.

April 13
On this date in 1953, the CIA the mind-control program Project MK-Ultra was established.
Your coffee wants to control your mind—in a good way!

April 12
Singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim was born on this date in 1932.
Your coffee wants to tiptoe through the tulips with you.

April 11
On this date in 1970, the Apollo 13 moon mission was launched.
Your coffee wants its oxygen shaken, not stirred.

April 10
The RMS Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton on this date in 1912.
Your coffee wants your heart to go on.

April 9
On this date in 1413, Henry V was crowned King of England.
Your coffee wants a little touch of Harry in the night.

April 6
The American League of Major League Baseball began using the designated hitter on this date in 1973.
Your coffee wants to be a position player.

April 5
On this date in 1900, a large cache of tablets bearing inscriptions in the Linear B writing system were discovered in Knossos, Crete.
Your coffee prefers non-linear multimedia.

April 4
Philip Astley established the first modern circus on this date in 1768.
Your coffee wants a cure for coulrophobia.

April 3
On this date in 1895, Oscar Wilde’s libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury began.
Your coffee wants a VR simulation of Dorian Gray.

April 2
The first episode of the TV series “Dallas” debuted on this date in 1978.
Your coffee wants to know how long Bobby Ewing spent in the shower.