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Re: Help Bring Back the French Republican Calendar

Don't recall reading about decimal time before, "Days were 10 hours long and hours were made up of 100 minutes. A minute lasted 100 seconds. "

N. also rolled back the metric system.

Système Usuel: In France, 1812 – 1839, a system of weights and measures was introduced to satisfy public resistance to the adoption of the metric system. This process began as early as 1800 with a decree by First Consul Napoleon, it permitted the substitution of the names of traditional units for the names of a number of metric units and decimal multiples and submultiples.

Pouce = 2.77 cm = 1.09 inches.

28 pouces = 30.5 inches

18 pouces = 19.6 inches

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