John’s Believe It Or Not… July 10th

* 1789 – North West Company partner Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Beaufort Sea. * 1925 Monkey Trial begins * 1992 The Exxon Valdez captain’s conviction is overturned * 1985 The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior * 1941 Jazz great Jelly Roll Morton dies

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* 1789 – North West Company partner Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Beaufort Sea.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie (or MacKenzie, Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacCoinnich; 1764 – 12 March 1820) was a Scottish explorer known for accomplishing the first east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico, which preceded the more famous Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years. His overland crossing of what is now Canada reached the Pacific Ocean in 1793. The Mackenzie River, the longest river system in Canada and the second longest in North America, is named after him. Sir Alexander Mackenzie (or MacKenzie, Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacCoinnich; 1764 – 12 March 1820) was a Scottish explorer known for accomplishing the first east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico, which preceded the more famous Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years. His overland crossing of what is now Canada reached the Pacific Ocean in 1793. The Mackenzie River, the longest river system in Canada and the second longest in North America, is named after him. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 10th”