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Message 1260007 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 21:29:54 UTC

Yes, we English invented it at Greenwich (London) with a big red ball that used to drop down a pole for all the ships waiting in the Thames river below the Greenwich observatory to synchronize their ship's chronometers.

Then somehow the French stole it and called it UTC !
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