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On This Day 1884: Greenwich, England hasbeen the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) since 1884. It was adopted as the universal time meridian of longitude, from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.

GMT is measured from the Greenwich Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and is sometimes called the Greenwich Meridian Time.

The Greenwich Meridian marks the starting point of every time zone in the World. GMT is Greenwich Mean (or Meridian) Time is the average time that the earth takes to rotate from noon-to-noon and forms the basis for setting the time of day around the world.

It also marks precision time and military time (sometimes called Zulu Time).

Also on this day: 54 AD: Claudius theRoman Emperor died after eating poisoned mushrooms. He suffered from a stammer and had a nervous tic. He was fond of playing dice, and wrote a book on the subject. 1894: The first Merseyside derby football match between Everton and Liverpool was played at Goodison Park, where Everton won 3-0. 1904: The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud was published.
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