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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 […]

The Month of July

July 1478 to May 1576: In this period, a group of Catholic monks is credited with having started the production of wine making. These monks eventually cut their links with the church, which resulted […]

The Month of April

April 1100: Schloss Johannisberg, Germany, was established during this time. In 1720, when the whole estate was planted with a Riesling type of grapes, Schloss Johannisberg made history by becoming the world's first closed […]

November 22

November 22, 1847: The settler ship John Wickliffe departs from London for New Zealand. Its arrival is considered the founding day of the Otago region. Central Otago in particular has become an area famed […]

March 21

March 21, 1823: On this day, Jules Émile Planchon was born. He worked at the Royal Botanical Gardens in London for a while after earning his doctorate in science from the University of Montpellier […]

April 30

April 30, 1859: On this day in 1859 The British Medical Journal reported on the recent death of Dr. Richard Mortimer Glover. In 1842 Glover was awarded the Gold Medal by the Harveian Society […]

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 […]

November 26

November 26, 1818: On this day, a German chemist, Freiherr von Babo was born. Babo was the child of agronomist Karoline Ehrmann and chemist Lambert Joseph von Babo. August Wilhelm von Babo, an oenologist, […]

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