Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April

April 30
On this date in 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicated the Dutch throne in favor of her son.
Your coffee wants a Koninginnedag souvenir mug.

April 29
The Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the People’s Budget on this date in 1910.
Your coffee wants a stimulus check.

April 28
On this date in 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and a crew of five set out from Peru on the raft Kon-Tiki.
Your coffee wanted to take a three-hour tour — a three-HOUR tour!!!

April 27
Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was arrested on this date in 1945.
Your coffee wants a better disguise.

April 26
On this date in 1803, more than 3000 meteorite fragments fell upon the town of L’Aigle in Normandy, France.
Your coffee wants a sturdier umbrella.

April 23
The first decline in consumer prices in 17 years was announced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on this date in 1982.
Your coffee wants a larger tip in compensation.

April 22
On this date in 2010, the Boeing X-37B began its first orbital mission.
Your coffee wants to take a Boeing 737 Max to the anniversary celebration if it can find one that isn’t grounded.

April 21
The first Secretary’s Day was held on this date in 1952.
Your coffee wants you to add it to the coffee’s calendar after checking for conflicts — and also to pick up the coffee’s dry-cleaning.

April 20
On this date in 1945, Adolph Hitler made his last visit to the surface from his bunker.
Your coffee wants to know if he saw his shadow.

April 19
The Treaty of Frankfurt between Protestants and the Holy Roman Emperor was signed on this date in 1539.
Your coffee wants to say, “Hot dog!”

April 16
On this date in 1961, Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced in a national speech that Cuba would be a socialist state.
Your coffee wants to be served to each according to their caffeine needs.

April 15
The first Rand McNally Road Atlas was published on this date in 1924.
Your coffee wants a live traffic congestion overlay.

April 14
On this date in 1958, the second Earth-orbiting satellite, Sputnik 2, fell from orbit.
Your coffee wants a Viking funeral for all beloved pets.

April 13
Sidney Poitier became the first Black American actor to win a Best Actor Oscar® on this date in 1964.
Your coffee wants to toil not, nor spin.

April 12
On this date in 1988, Harvard University received the first U.S. patent for a genetically modified animal.
Your coffee wants a mouse with self-cleaning balls.

April 9
Winston Churchill was made an honorary U.S. citizen on this date in 1963.
Your coffee wants an honorary sample ballot.

April 8
On this date in 1913, the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.
Your coffee wants to raise a mug in honor of James Wilson.

April 7
Today is National Beer Day in the United States.
Your coffee wants to crack open a can of Surly Brewing Company’s Coffee Bender Brown Ale.

April 6
On this date in 1927, William P. MacCracken, Jr., received the first pilot certificate issued by the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce.
Your coffee wants to believe even high flyers are not above the law.

April 5
Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen “discovered” Easter Island on this date in 1722.
Your coffee wants to know how the moai were risen.

April 2
On this date in 1800, Ludwig van Beethoven conducted the premiere of his Symphony No. 1 in C major.
Your coffee wants a sequence of repeatedly accentuated dominant–tonic chord sequences.

April 1
Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years imprisonment for his participation in the “Beer Hall Putsch” on this date in 1924.
Your coffee wants us all to take insurrection and high treason more seriously.