Months Past

A Medical Break Through

The physician James Parkinson, who lent his name to the medical condition he defined, was born on 11 April 1755.

The Great Wine Blight

The botanist Jules Émile Planchon, who led efforts to find a remedy for phylloxera, died on 1 April 1888.

Statute of Kilkenny

The parliament of Kilkenny, which passed the eponymous Statute, opened on 18 February 1366.

Birthday of the Dead

José Guadalupe Posada, who produced over 20,000 engravings during his career, was born on 2 February 1852.