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Images Dated 31st May 2007

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Evolution of the yardstick Featured 31 May 2007 Image

Evolution of the yardstick

Evolution of the yardstick. The oldest yardstick is at bottom, becoming more modern towards the top. Henry VII (1485-1509) and Elizabeth I (1533- 1603) both had brass rod yards produced as a standard measure. The Elizabeth yard was slightly longer and closer to 36 inches (91.4 centimetres) than the Henry yard, so it was accepted as more accurate. The Elizabeth yard remained in use until 1824, when the Imperial Measures Act arrived and introduced the Imperial yard, an even more accurate standard. It was found, however, that the metre, first adopted by the French in 1793, could be broken down into smaller units more easily due to its decimal origin. By 1889, the metre was widely used as an international standard

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Football League Division One - Coventry City Photocall Featured 31 May 2007 Image

Football League Division One - Coventry City Photocall

Coventry City 1969 Back Row: Brain Hill, Ernie Hannigan, Maurice Setters, George Curtis, Dave Clements, Trevor Gould, Dietmar Bruck. Centre Row: Neil Martin, Jeff Blockley, Bill Glazier, Tony Hateley, Eric McManus, Chris Cattlin, Mick Coop. Front Row: Graham Paddon, Willie Carr, Ian Gibson, Noel Cantwell (manager), Ernie Machin, Gerry Baker, Ernie Hunt

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A contaminated sea lion rests near an oil slick caused by the rupture of an undersea Featured 31 May 2007 Image

A contaminated sea lion rests near an oil slick caused by the rupture of an undersea

A contaminated sea lion rests near an oil slick caused by the rupture of an undersea oil pipeline from Chile's state company ENAP on San Vicente bay near the city of Concepcion, some 510 kms (316 miles) south of Santiago May 31, 2007. The spill, which is estimated at over 2, 000 barrels of oil, has seriously affected at least one community of sea lions and caused the deaths of different species of birds. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE) - GM1DVJPNANAA