What time is it right now? The answer to that question will vary depending on where you are, of course. East coast folk are three hours ahead of those in the Pacific time zone, and six hours behind those in London! To ease the complications of modifying hours for each time zone, especially in an era where time zones as we know them didn’t exist, the International Meridian Conference of 1884 created an international standard time. It was on this day that the changes of the conference were implemented. They created a standard zero longitude and a standard time throughout the word, known as Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) for international navigation purposes and to unify local times. Twenty-six nations attended this conference held in Washington DC. No matter where you are in the world, you’re always on Greenwich Meridian Time, and that can save you a lot of time!