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" October, 1 884, for the purpose of discussing and, if possible, fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the whole world... "
Nature - Page 107
edited by - 1885
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The Observatory

1906
...countries in the world, *7 in number, held at Washington in October, 1884, for the purpose of f1xing on a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude, 22 representatives voted in favour of adopting the meridian passing through the centre of the transit-instrument...
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Standardization of Time: Hearing Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on ...

United States. Congress Committee on Interstate Commerce. b Subcommittee on Senate Joint Resolution 135 - 1916 - 11 pages
...the United States. Congress authorized participation in an international conference in 1882 to fix upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the world. Nothing ever came of that, but one of our delegates was a man...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 10

United States. President - 1917
...instant, respecting the approaching international conference at Washington, DC , for the purpose of fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the globe, and recommend that the' sum of $10,000 be appropriated to enable...
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Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volumes 8-9

American Society of Civil Engineers - 1882
...United States in the City of Washington, at such time as he may see fit to designate, for the purpose of fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the globe; and that the President be authorized to appoint delegates, not...
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Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives

2001
...resolution that called upon the President to convene an international conference "for the purposes of fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a...standard of timereckoning throughout the globe."-" With the competing bills receiving support from different House committees, par265 liamentary maneuvering...
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Prologue

2000
...resolution that called upon the President to convene an international conference "for the purposes of fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a...longitude and standard of timereckoning throughout the globe."2" With the competing bills receiving support from different House committees, parliamentary...
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Selling the True Time: Nineteenth-century Timekeeping in America

Ian R. Bartky - 2000 - 310 pages
...and, along with a few late arrivals from four other countries, were in Washington "for the purpose of fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time- reckoning throughout the globe." Included among the five-member American delegation to the International...
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Sky and Ocean Joined: The US Naval Observatory 1830-2000

Steven J. Dick, Steven J.. Dick - 2003 - 609 pages
...countries. The purpose of the meeting, authorized by act of Congress dated August 3 , 1882, was for "fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a...longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the globe."44 Although SR Franklin, the Superintendent of the Naval Observatory, attended (representing...
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Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International ...

Avraham Ariel, Avrāhām Arî'ēl, Nora Ariel Berger - 2006 - 235 pages
...woman present! The gathering, as the Final Act of the International Meridian Conference reads, was "for the purpose of discussing, and, if possible fixing...employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the whole world." The issues and their discussions were sometimes sensible,...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1885
...to meet delegates from the United States, in the city of Washington, on the first of October, 1884, for the purpose of discussing, and, if possible, fixing...longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the whole world, this International Meridian Conference assembled at the time and place designated ; and,...
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