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American Civil War

June 16

June 16, 1822: On this day, Charles Camille Heidsieck was born. Charles Heidsieck was a French Champagne businessman who created a company in 1851. He popularized Champagne in the U.S. to the point where […]

April 12

April 12, 1204: Constantinople was captured by the Crusaders over three days. The capital of the Empire was moved to Nicaea, Bithynia, where the traveler Nikolaos Messaritis first refers to Monemvasios oenos, subsequently known […]

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