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The Horological Origins of the New Year’s Ball Drop
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and millions of Americans will tune in to coverage of the annual New Year’s ball drop in Times Square. The telecast is full of glitz, pop music, and scenes of people reveling till the wee hours in the freezing cold, but there’s real history behind the event as well. Check out this article from the archives to learn all about timing balls, which were once fairly ubiquitous public timekeepers.