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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/Mile_run

The mile run (1,760 yards or exactly 1,609.344 metres) is a middle-distance foot race. The history of the mile run event began in England, where it was used as a  ...

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

Since a furlong was 660 feet, we ended up with a 5,280-foot mile. ... when English merchants invented the measurement in order to sell goods by weight rather ...

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

Date: 08/26/2002 at 04:58:39 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: History of one mile Hi Sara - thanks for writing to Dr. Math. From Russ Rowlett's ...

oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/nauticalmile_knot.html

A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-highways-have-mile-markers

What purposes do highway mile markers serve? ... On most highways, the mile markers also coordinate with the exit numbers. .... Who Invented Scissors? #1932 .

www.factmonster.com/math/measurement/origins-measurements

Inch = 0.083 feet; Foot = 12 inches; Yard = 3 feet or 36 inches; Mile = 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards ... Across the continental U.S.: 3,000 miles; From the earth to the moon: 238,854 miles ... Just how were ice cream cones & popsicles invented?

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

Imperial units. The imperial system is quite ancient, but the units have been variously regulated ... 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', ...

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 ...