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A cannon that gives the time

Published: 2012.10.01 - 14:51:44   /  web@renciclopedia.icrt.cu  /  Traslated by: Yurgen Enamorado Lardoeyt
  

A cannon that gives the time
If you were born in Havana, imagine how many times you have heard the nine PM cannon shot, but if you were a visitor you must be surprised to hear its tremendous thunder. This story has been retold several times, but as the persistent cannon shot, here it goes again.

In the middle of 18th century, Havana was enclosed by a thick wall that protected us from corsairs and pirates, which had plenty of gates for people to come and go. At four-thirty in the morning a cannon shot announced that the gates were about to open, and at eight o’clock in the evening warned people they were to close.

As time went by, the four-thirty-AM-cannonshot was cancelled, and the other was rescheduled for nine o’clock in the evening, the time of closing the gates. This schedule remains nowadays. A funny and explosive tradition that people in Havana use, among other things, for setting the time.

By the way, Dionisio Gonzáles assures me that Radio Reloj broadcasting station sets the national time by hearing the nine o’clock cannonshot. By: Juan Blas Rodríguez

 

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