Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
Children's music reviews, written by John Wood
Southern California AIHA; industrial hygiene professionals
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:
|Dame Naomi Power James
(born March 2, 1949) New Zealander who was the first woman to sail solo around the world via the Cape Horn route. Her voyage took 272 days, starting September 9, 1977 and ending June 8, 1978; this was before the days of satellites, so she navigated by using a sextant, chronometer, and tables. She was in a 53-foot boat that capsized once, weakening the mast and jury rigging. Naomi had been a sailor for only two years. She learned to swim when she was 23, and was 26 when her husband, Rob James, taught her to sail. The two won the 2000-mile Round Britain Race in 1982, while she was pregnant and had sea sickness; it was her last time on a sailboat.
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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