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Greg’s File of Little Known Facts December 31, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

1959 – The U.S. Naval Observatory introduced the system of uniform atomic time using Cesium beam atomic oscillators. This measurement has since been adopted as standard by the International Committee on Weights and Measures.

It happened on January 1st, 1959, at, oh, about 10:30 am. Maybe 10:45 or so. Actually, it was probably closer to 11:00, because I remember…



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