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    Re: The mil as a unit of angle.
    From: Marvin Sebourn
    Date: 2003 Mar 14, 04:51 EST
    In a message dated 3/14/2003 1:28:19 AM Central Standard Time, george@HUXTABLE.U-NET.COM writes:

    Richard Pisko said-

    >Those failed French "decimalized" pocket watches from just
    >after their Revolution are quite valuable, I have been told.

    Response from George-

    That's interesting. On what basis did the French attempt to decimalise
    time? Was it in milliDays, perhaps? I hope so.

    George Huxtable.



    Richard gave a brief account of the 10 hours, 100 minutes, 100 seconds of French decimalized time. (I have numerous book references of this and the calendar also.) The French Revolution changed three measuring systems: (1) Introduced the metric system to standardize weights & measures (there was a great deal of local variance, especially in produce weights or volumes. A portion of the Magna Carta dealt with standardized weights also) (2) The decimal system of time, almost stillborn, and (3) The Calendar reform, which was used for a few years and enjoyed some further local use during the Paris Commune of the late 1800s.

    Regards to all,
    Marvin

    Marvin Sebourn
    osugeography@aol.com
       
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