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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 […]

October 21

October 21, 1914: On this day in 1914 the ruler of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II, ordered a total ban on the production and sale of vodka throughout the country for as long as the […]

April 12

April 12, 1204: Constantinople was captured by the Crusaders over three days. The capital of the Empire was moved to Nicaea, Bithynia, where the traveler Nikolaos Messaritis first refers to Monemvasios oenos, subsequently known […]

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