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Jancis Robinson

The Month of October

October 1347: In this month, the Black Death arrived in Europe. When 12 Black Sea ships berthed at the Messina port in Sicily, the disease sailed into Europe. The vast majority of the crew […]

September 6

September 6, 1940: Baron Philippe de Rothschild, professional racer and one of the world's most prolific wine producers and grape growers, had his French citizenship revoked for attempting to escape France without permission from […]

April 8

April 8, 1838: On this day the SS Great Western departed from Bristol in England bound for New York City. It was the first steamship built for the specific purposes of crossing the Atlantic […]

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