Category Archives: History

Sir William Blackstone (1723.07.10)

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SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/10:  The famous English jurist Sir William Blackstone born on this date in 1723 is remembered for his “Commentaries on the Laws of England”, an attempt to provide a culturally wide-ranging review of English law.  No need to pass the bar, or be in a bar, as you are invited and simply need to tune in the Blackstone birthday on Crosscurrents, 7/10 at 8 am.

Canada Day (2017.07.01)

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Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1st 2017,  On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by affixing their “John Hancock” (or should be say: “Red Green / Gordy Howe / Dudley Do-right”) to the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.  Join Gavin and Wyatt in saluting the flag of our neighbors … eh?

America’s Cup Yacht Race (2017.06.17)

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          Please join us for a boating celebration special on KRNN radio for Walking The Blues Away, Sat.17.June at 5pm (Alaska Time)

            The 2017 America’s Cup is the 35th edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. The finals will begin Saturday, 17th of June 2017.  The Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, (winner of the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup) will race against the Defender, Oracle Team USA (winner of the 2013 America’s Cup).   The contests will be piloted using hydro-foiling  AC50 America’s Cup Class yachts.  The past and stature linked to the America’s Cup entices the world’s best sailors and yacht engineers along with affluent financiers and promoters. It is a trial of nautical ability and boat and sail enterprise, but also of organization and financing skills.

 

 

John Maynard Keynes (1883.06.05)

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His genius as a prodigy of intellect expressed itself in many other spheres of activity,  John Maynard Lord Keynes, was born on this date in 1883.  So influential was John Maynard Keynes in the middle third of the twentieth century that an entire school of modern thought bears his name.  Keynes’ best-known work, ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’, was published in 1936, and became a benchmark for future economic thought. It also secured his position as Britain’s most influential economist, and with the advent of World War Two, he again worked for the treasury. In 1942, he was made a member of the house of lords.