In the 1860s through the 1870s, the French wine industry was in deep trouble. Somehow American plant lice had been transported to Europe and would eventually destroy around 40% of all French vineyards.
Walt Disney once attempted to collaborate on a short film with famed surrealist artist and architect Salvador Dali. The two artists collaborated in Disney’s studios for eight months in 1946 before the project was suspended.
Robert Blake (1598-1657) was a British military commander and statesman. A somewhat late bloomer, his career as a military man only began in 1642 at age 44. He rose through the ranks extremely quickly.