The mile is an English unit of length equal to 1,760 yards and standardised as
exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959. With qualifiers ...
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Date: 08/26/2002 at 04:58:39 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: History of one mile
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The statute mile has it origins in Roman times where a measure of a thousand
paces, mille passum, was used for large distances. For the Romans, a pace was
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