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Contemporary Examples of greenwich
I meet Osment at a coffee shop in Greenwich Village for lunch.Gone Guy: The Return of Haley Joel Osment
October 29, 2014
Caroline Trimm, a nurse counselor at Greenwich House in the SoHo district of Manhattan, seems to have the opposite view.New York Nurses Are the Calm in Ebola’s Storm
October 21, 2014
One evening in the early '50's, I saw Coltrane in Sheridan Square, in Greenwich Village.The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
Last week, I sat down with Kristen Stewart in the lobby lounge of the Greenwich Hotel in downtown New York.The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and Fox Distort News
October 16, 2014
He told stories about his days as a penniless college student trying to make it in Greenwich Village.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
October 5, 2014
Historical Examples of greenwich
“Unless you have brought something useful from Greenwich,” he added.
The piece of cloth picked up in Greenwich was in his pocket.
The letters re-directed to the king and the Duke of Greenwich were returned to him.
The Greenwich faction knew how to take advantage of this disposition.
The Greenwich party, foiled in this attempt, now disavowed it.
- a Greater London borough on the Thames: site of a Royal Naval College (now used as the National Maritime Museum), including Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House (1617), and of the original Royal Observatory designed by Christopher Wren (1675), accepted internationally as the prime meridian of longitude since 1884, and the basis of Greenwich Mean Time; also site of the Millennium Dome. Pop: 223 700 (2003 est). Area: 46 sq km (18 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for greenwich
town on the south bank of the Thames adjoining London, Old English Grenewic (964), literally "Green Harbor." The Royal Observatory there founded June 22, 1675, by King Charles II specifically to solve the problem of finding longitude while at sea.
In October 1884, at the behest of the President of the U.S.A., 41 delegates from 25 nations met in Washington, D.C., for the International Meridian Conference. They decided to adopt a single world meridian, passing through the principal Transit Instrument at the observatory at Greenwich, as the basis of calculation for all longitude and a worldwide 24-hour clock. The Greenwich motion passed 22-1; San Domingo voted against it; France and Brazil abstained. Greenwich Village quarter of New York City has been symbolic of "American bohemia" at least since 1903.