Green and pleasant
The British pound note can trace its roots back to Tudor times when goldsmiths issued promissory notes that enabled depositors to redeem the value of the coinage that they deposited. In 1694, the Bank of England started issuing individually written notes. Partly printed notes were introduced in 1725 but were replaced by the gold sovereign in 1817. The notes returned in 1825, were pulled out the following year and were re-introduced again in 1914. The modern pictorial multicolored pound note first appeared in 1917, while the green Bank of England note with a medallion of Britannia was launched in 1928 and changed to blue in 1940. A new pound note was unveiled in 1978 with the portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Isaac Newton. Issuance of English pound notes was stopped in 1984 because of the costs. However, banks in other parts of the kingdom have continued to print their own pound notes.
Publication Name: Accountancy
Education is always profitable
The Manufactured Housing Institute has drawn up a new program for retail salespeople to educate them on becoming Professional Housing Consultants (PHC). The PHC program, which will be administered by the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute, consists of two one-day courses on manufactured home history, HUD code compliances, fair housing law compliance and market trends.
Publication Name: Manufactured Home MERCHANDISER
Subject: Construction and materials industries
Keeping tabs on Jim Crow: John Hope Franklin
Black historian John Hope Franklin is the foremost historian of US race relations. Born on Jan. 2, 1915, he believes that there has been no true integration, only desegregation, which has resulted in the tragic state of contemporary race relations.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine
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