March 4

March 4, 1193: On this day in 1193, Al-Nasr Salah-al Din, better known simply as Saladin Ayubi, meaning the “Righteousness of the Faith,” died in Damascus in Syria. This Kurdish general had risen to […]

The Month of March

March 1224: This month, 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 matched around seventy […]

The Month of January

January 1920: Beginning in this month, due to the onset of Prohibition, imports of commercial booze created in other countries entered the United States via Mexican and Canadian border crossings and the seacoasts. In […]


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