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Decimal time

On 24 November 1793, it was decided following the French Revolution to introduce decimal time, in other words the day was divided into 10 hours of 100 minutes each, which in turn comprised 100 seconds. Simultaneously, the year now consisted of only 10 "revolutionary" months of 30 days each (brumaire, vendÈmiaire, etc.). The 5 missing days (dubbed "sansculottides") were feast days.Decimal time was abolished on 7 April 1795. Its memory lives on in the watches and clocks of that era.