The Month of March

March 1224: The first-ever wine tasting competition was held. French King Philip Augustus initially organized the competition; because the king was the only wine critic who counted. The competition consisted of around seventy different […]

March 21

March 21, 1823: On this day, Jules Émile Planchon was born. He worked at the Royal Botanical Gardens in London for a while after earning his doctorate in science from the University of Montpellier […]

January 12

January 12, 1831: On this day, Philip Speakman Webb was born. British architect and designer Philip Speakman Webb is frequently referred to as the "Father of Arts & Crafts Architecture." He exhibited a dedication […]


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