Why was mile per hour invented?

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I don't think "invented" is a good word in this case. If you want to describe the speed by which something is travelling you unavoidably end up with unit of distance/unit of time. Miles/hour was something that fitted vehicles very well. Yards/second would work, but measuring the distance between cities in yards gives awkward big numbers.

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