Wednesday, February 20, 2013

History Trivia: First Recorded Wine Auction in London

February 20
1071 William FitzOsbern, a staunch support of William the Conqueror, died.
1472 Norway gave Orkney and Shetland islands to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
1513 Pope Julius II died and was buried in a tomb sculptured by Michelangelo.
1547 Edward VI of England was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
1673 First recorded wine auction held in London.

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