Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2020.

April 30
Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on television on this date in 1952.
Your coffee wants to have lunch with Mrs. Potato Head, son Spud, and daughter Yam.

April 29
On this date in 2015, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox played the worst-attended Major League Baseball game in history.
Your coffee never brings a knife to a police action.

April 28
Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” reached number 1 on the Billboard album chart this date in 1973.
Your coffee wants to visit the dark side of Oz.

April 27
On this date in 1987, the United States Department of Justice barred Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the US.
Your coffee did nazi that coming!

April 24
According to some traditions, the ancient city of Troy fell to the Greeks on this date in 1183 BCE.
Your coffee wants to horse around.

April 23
On this date in 1964, Houston Colt .45s pitcher Ken Johnson threw the first no-hitter for a loss in Major League Baseball history.
Your coffee wants to steal some signs.

April 22
Pilot James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the south lawn of the White House on this date in 1931.
Your coffee wants you to remember where we parked.

April 21
On this date in 1782, King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke established the city of Rattanakosin, now known as Bangkok.
Your coffee wants to play pool in River City.

April 20
Abraham Thornton was set free from a murder charge after asserting his right to trial by battle on this date in 1818.
Your coffee wants a public defender and a broadsword.

April 17
On this date in 1810, Lewis M. Norton of West Goshen, Connecticut, patented pineapple cheese.
Your coffee wants an extra-sharp white cheddar, aged for at least 18 months, in the shape of a banana.

April 16
Dr. Martin Luther King wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants proof of delivery and a return receipt.

April 15
On this date in 1983, the Tokyo Disneyland park opened.
Your coffee wants an order of Nemo sushi.

April 14
Chicago radio station WGN broadcast its first regular season Chicago Cubs baseball game on this date in 1925.
Your coffee wants to see social isolation enforced on the base-paths.

April 13
On this date in 1976, the United States Treasury Department re-introduced the $2 bill.
Your coffee wants change it can believe in.

April 10
The first image of a black hole was announced on this date in 2019.
Your coffee appreciates the singular gravity of the announcement.

April 9
On this date in 1991, Georgia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
Your coffee remembers the celebrations in Atlanta!

April 8
Midtown Manhattan’s Longacre Square was renamed as Times Square on this date in 1904.
Your coffee claims it is a “fake square.”

April 7
On this date in 1827, British druggist John Walker sold the first box of his newly invented friction matches.
Your coffee did not start the fire.

April 6
The Dover Straits Earthquake occurred on this date in 1580.
Your coffee blames bad acting and poor scripts.

April 3
On this date in 2000, Microsoft Corporation was found to have violated the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Your coffee wants to play Monopoly.

April 2
Mafia boss John Gotti was convicted of murder and racketeering on this date in 1992.
Your coffee wants a non-stick carafe.

April 1
On this date in 1854, the first serialized installment of Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times was published.
Your coffee wants to draw a picture of a horse for Mr. Gradgrind.