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Arthur David Olson ado
Thu Aug 26 00:32:21 UTC 1993

> From bob at Mon Aug 23 17:07:53 1993
> Path: nih-csl!!!agate!ames!news.Hawaii.Edu!kahala!bob
> From: bob at (Bob Cunningham)
> Newsgroups: comp.protocols.time.ntp
> Subject: time trivia, Kwajelein skips a day
> Message-ID: <CC8DD5.7It at news.Hawaii.Edu>
> Date: 23 Aug 93 21:07:53 GMT
> Sender: news at news.Hawaii.Edu
> Organization: School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
> Lines: 18
> Originator: bob at kahala
> Everyone living on the remote Pacific atoll of Kwajelein in the
> Marshall Islands will have a good excuse for not remembering last
> Saturdy night.  There wasn't one.  Residents went to bed on Friday and
> woke up on Sunday.  There was no 21st of August.  The government just
> changed Kwajelein to Marshallese time, effectively jumping the island
> from one side of the International Date Line to the far side (where it
> actually is, the IDL being 300 miles to east of Kwaj).  The US Army has
> for the last 40 years been synchronizing the day of the week for its
> workers on Kwaj with the US mainland.
> But most workers didn't lose a day off.  The work week was shifted to
> Tuesday through Saturday, corresponding with Monday through Friday on
> the mainland.
> -- 
> Bob Cunningham
> bob at
> School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, University of Hawaii

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