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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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On This Day, November 18, 1883

On This Day, November 18, 1883

Railroads create the first time zones   At exactly noon on this day, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing with thousands of local times. The bold move was emblematic of the power shared by the railroad companies. The need for continental time zones stemmed directly from the problems of moving passengers and freight over the thousands of miles of rail line that covered North America by the 1880s. Since human beings had ... Full Story

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