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December 8

December 8, 1939: On this day, Josephine Tychson died. Josephine Tychson, a 31-year-old mother of two small children at the time of her husband's suicide, was one of the first woman winemakers in Napa […]

April 2

April 2, 1767: On this day in 1767 the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain’s massive territories across the Americas began. This was undertaken on the orders of King Charles III of Spain and […]

March 8

March 8, 1723: On this day in 1723 a royal charter was granted in England to the Chelsea Waterworks Company “for the better supplying the City and Liberties of Westminster and parts adjacent with […]

June 5

June 5, 1756: On in this day in 1756 Jean-Antoine Chaptal was born in Nogaret in in south-western France. In his long life he would go on to become a chemist, physician, statesman and […]

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