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the red ball

Everyday, at five minutes to 1 o'clock in the afternoon, the red ball is hoisted to the top of the pole. At precisely 1 o'clock, the ball drops. This allowed ships in the harbor to calibrate their chronometers with Greenwich Mean Time.
I’m Ready for Prime Time

June 12th 2016
I’ve always had this romantic idea of Greenwich, the home of the prime meridian, the arbiter of time throughout the world. Imagine what things would be like without Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian. Not only would you not be able to pinpoint your location on earth, think about the difficulty of doing business between, say, New York and Geneva, and the nightmare of coordinating flight s ... read more
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British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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