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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 agreement in 1959. With qualifiers, "mile" is also used to describe or translate a wide range of units derived from or roughly equivalent to the Roman mile, such as the ...

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 distance for gambling races. It survived track and field's switch to metric distances in the 1900s and retained its popularity, with the chase for the four-minute mile ...

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 measured 5000 Roman...

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

Aug 25, 2017 ... The avoirdupois pounds we use today have been around since the early 14th century, when English merchants invented the measurement in order to sell goods by weight rather than volume. They based their new unit of measure as being equivalent to 7000 grains, an existing unit, and then divided each ...

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 _How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement_: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictM.html #mile mile (mi) a traditional unit of distance. The word comes from ...

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 the 'Knot' and ' Nautical Mile' as the official measurement for Speed and Distance in the air. With this auspicious historical event in mind, have you, like me, ever ...

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

Metric units. The original metric system is based on Cassini's system of a ( nautical) mile of 6000 feet, divided into the traditional unit. A new division of the circle into 400 degrees of 100 minutes, renders cassini's 21600 miles into 40000 kms, this was divided into 1000 aune (or metres), and into originally 3 feet of 12 inches, ...

jalopnik.com/lawrence-sperry-inventor-of-the-autopilot-and-the-m-1592623110

Jun 18, 2014 ... On this date (June 18th) in 1914, autopilot was demonstrated for the first time on an aircraft, becoming one of the most important innovations to the cockpit in history. Its inventor, is also known for founding a "club" that many have aspired to join over the past century, as well.

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

Mile markers on interstate highways can also help you determine which direction you're going. On most interstates, mile marker numbers begin at the south state line on north-south routes and increase as you travel north. On east-west routes, the numbers begin on the western state border and increase as you travel east.