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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile

The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milestone

A milestone is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road or boundary at intervals of one mile or occasionally, parts of a mile. They are typically ...

mentalfloss.com/article/25108/why-are-there-5280-feet-mile-making-sense-measurements

Aug 25, 2017 ... The basic concept of the mile originated in Roman times. .... century, when English merchants invented the measurement in order to sell goods ...

www.britannica.com/science/mile

mile: Any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5280 feet (1.609 km). It originated from the Roman mille passus, or “thousand paces,” which ...

mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/61126.html

Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? ... Date: 08/25/2002 at 22:14:00 From: Sara Subject: History of one mile How did they come up with 5,280 feet in one mile?

blog.globalair.com/post/Origins-of-Knot-and-Nautical-Mile.aspx

Jun 1, 2006 ... On June 26th it will be the sixtieth anniversary of the day that the United States Army Air Forces and the United States Navy officially adopted ...

www.quora.com/Who-invented-the-Imperial-and-Metric-measurement

The mile/furlong/chain/rod/acre system formerly varied in terms of feet, the statute version was mentioned in a law, for wishing to say '5 miles', defined it in terms ...

www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-2653,00.html

However if I move one nautical mile along a meridian of longitude, the 'north south' lines ... So the REAL question is: - Which dummy invented the statute mile?

www.thoughtco.com/what-are-nautical-miles-1435097

Mar 3, 2017 ... Learn about the definition and development of nautical miles. A nautical mile is a unit of measurement used on water by sailors and/or ...