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1972

1972: The Longest Year in History

The year 1972 was incomparable, the longest year in history.  The authorities that oversaw the Coordinated Universal Time, a regulatory agency created by a consortium of nations, determined that an adjustment was needed to time that year, to better align the seasons, and so added two seconds to the world’s clocks, thus making 1972 unmatched in length.

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About markwalston

Writer, historian, creative director, poet, playwright, author of nine books and nearly 200 essays and articles exploring a broad range of American social, cultural and historical topics.

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