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OCTOBER 13, 1884 -- At the International Meridian Conference in Washington, DC, an international body of delegates establishes the Greenwich Meridian as the prime meridian--that is, the international standard for zero degrees longitude and the basis for determining international time zones.
The more expensive and more formal is to elect a body of delegates in a Constitutional Convention like we did with the 1935 and the 1973 constitutions.
When we convened the First World Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, and I was honored to address the body of delegates, the image of the boy whose name I do not remember hovered in front of my eyes.