Paris Mean Time - Non
Kirt's Cogitations #60

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Paris Mean Time - Non

At an international conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian. When it was put to the vote, Greenwich won the prize of Longitude 0°. Only San Domingo voted against, with abstentions from France and Brazil. Algeria, a French dependent, made a point by insisting that GMT be expressed as "Paris Mean Time diminished by 9 mins 21 secs" which amounts to GMT but avoids use of the word Greenwich.

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