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Plaques commémoratives November 28, 2005

Posted by Iglika in Exposition virtuelle Sandford Fleming, Objets.
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Birthplace of Standard Time, The

At a meeting of the Canadian Institute in Toronto in 1879, Sandford Fleming first presented his idea for a standardized, worldwide system for reckoning time. His proposal led to the International Prime Meridian Conference in Washington five years later at which the present system of Standard Time was adopted.

Location: At 60 Richmond Street East near the site of the former Canadian Institute building, Toronto
Tourism Region: Greater Toronto Area
County/District: City of Toronto
Municipality:City of Toronto

Sir Sandford Fleming 1827-1915

A pioneer in world communications, Fleming was born in Scotland where he trained as an engineer and surveyor before settling in the Peterborough area in 1845. Of his many achievements, he is probably best known as the inventor of Standard Time, the universal system for reckoning time that was adopted in 1884.

Location: At the War Memorial Gardens in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland
Tourism Region:International
County/District: United Kingdom
Municipality: Fifeshire, Scotland

Sir Sandford Fleming 1827-1915

A pioneer in world communications, Fleming was born in Scotland where he trained as an engineer and surveyor before settling in the Peterborough area in 1845. Of his many achievements, he is probably best known as the inventor of Standard Time, the universal system for reckoning time that was adopted in 1884.

Location: In Fleming Park, Aylmer Road and Brock Streets, Peterborough
Tourism Region: Central Ontario
County/District: County of Peterborough
Municipality: City of Peterborough

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