Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
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William Beaumont Family
Genealogy includes Dr. William Beaumont, first U.S. physiologist.
Border Clan Scott
History for 29 generations (nine centuries) of Scotts. Family includes poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott.
Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James Alfred Van Allen
(born September 7, 1914 – died August 9, 2006) American astrophysicist who helped prove the existence of the earth's radiation belts, now known as the Van Allen radiation belts. He was first to predict the belts and helped design America's first successful satellite, the Explorer 1, which carried a small Geiger counter he developed; the Explorer's findings confirmed the belts' existence (note that it went up in early 1958, before NASA was created). Van Allen also built the transmitter for the Pioneer 10, launched in 1972 as the first manmade object to carry sounds and images from Earth into space, and the first spacecraft to take close-up pictures of Jupiter; Pioneer 10 was expected to last only 21 months, but was still sending its eight-watt signal over 30 years later, from outside our solar system.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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