April 20, 1808: Napoleon III was born on this date. His full name was Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, and he became the French emperor after serving as president from 1848 to 1852. His reign as emperor spanned from 1852 to 1870. He was an appreciator of fine wine throughout his life.

April 20, 1934: On this day, Robert George “Bob” Wilmers was born. He was a millionaire banker from the United States, mainly affiliated with M&T Bank. In 1998, he bought Chateau Haut-Bailly, a winery in Bordeaux, France.

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