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January 8

January 8, 482: On this day, Severinus of Noricum died. Saint and "Apostle to Noricum" Severinus of Noricum is well-known. He might have been born in the African Roman province or Southern Italy, according […]

March 4

March 4, 1193: Al-Nasr Salah-al Din, better known simply as Saladin, meaning the ‘Righteousness of the Faith’, died at Damascus in Syria. This Kurdish general had risen to become Vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate […]

March 31

March 31, 1991: On this day, a new hybrid wine yeast strain was developed and commercialized. In the wake of this discovery, Anchor Yeast became the first business and wine yeast brand anywhere globally […]

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 […]

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