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Paris Mean Time - Non
At an international
conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian.
When it was put to the vote, Greenwich won the prize of Longitude 0°.
Only San Domingo voted against, with abstentions from France and Brazil.
Algeria, a French dependent, made a point by insisting that GMT be expressed
as "Paris Mean Time diminished by 9 mins 21 secs" which amounts to GMT
but avoids use of the word Greenwich.