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Uncovering the Earliest Winemakers in History

Winemakers Hajji Firuz Tepe The earliest sign of winemaking in Hajji Firuz Tepe traces back to a Neolithic village in modern-day Iran. Archaeologists of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology excavated […]

August 4

August 4, 1792: On this day, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born. A romanticist, he is currently most famous for his poem "Ozymandias," though he also wrote the “The Vine-Shroud,” a grim fragment of a […]

April 4

April 4, 1925: On this day, George Remus was nicknamed the "King of the Bootleggers" in Chicago. George Remus, born in Germany but reared in Chicago, would establish himself as a prominent defense attorney […]

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