At The Centre of Time

#History

Wed, Oct 21st, 2009 09:35 by capnasty NEWS

125 years ago this week, due to the rapid expansion of the railways and communications networks during the 1850s and 1860s, setting a standard global time soon became essential. 41 delegates from 25 nations gathered in Washington in the US for the 1884 International Meridian Conference and decided that Greenwich should be the point from where time and space should be measured.

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