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The International Meridian Conference at Washington.
A view of the writers buildings in Calcutta.

The International Meridian Conference at Washington.A view of the writers buildings in Calcutta.
The Washington Conference.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: On 1 October 1884 the United States hosted the International Meridian Conference in Washington. Representatives of 25 countries attended, and one of the aims was to fix a common prime meridian for time and longitude throughout the world. The delegates voted to accept the Greenwich Meridian as the world's prime meridian.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1884
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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