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August 12

August 12, 1712: Karl Jacob Weber was born in the town of Arth in Switzerland. Weber initially trained as an architect and an engineer, but he subsequently became involved in the excavation of numerous […]

April 15

April 15, 1874: On this day, Great London Exhibition took place. After the phylloxera threat was eliminated, Portuguese wine production began to rebound, and at the important London Exhibition of 1874, Portuguese wines were […]

June 28

June 28, 1826: On this day, Edward Staniford Rogers was born. In 1851, Rogers started the process of hybridizing American and European grapes, which ushered in a period of "enthusiasm and speculation" for grape […]

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