[tz] [PROPOSED] * northamerica: Herbert Copeland stops time.
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Nov 30 09:31:13 UTC 2018
northamerica | 16 ++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)
diff --git a/northamerica b/northamerica
index e590a30..17597e2 100644
@@ -792,6 +792,22 @@ Zone America/Boise -7:44:49 - LMT 1883 Nov 18 12:15:11
# For a map of Indiana's time zone regions, see:
+# From Paul Eggert (2018-11-30):
+# A brief but entertaining history of time in Indiana describes a 1949 debate
+# in the Indiana House where city legislators (who favored "fast time")
+# tussled with farm legislators (who didn't) over a bill to outlaw DST:
+# "Lacking enough votes, the city faction tries to filibuster until time runs
+# out on the session at midnight, but rural champion Rep. Herbert Copeland,
+# R-Madison, leans over the gallery railing and forces the official clock
+# back to 9 p.m., breaking it in the process. The clock sticks on 9 as the
+# debate rages on into the night. The filibuster finally dies out and the
+# bill passes, while outside the chamber, clocks read 3:30 a.m. In the end,
+# it doesn't matter which side won. The law has no enforcement powers and
+# is simply ignored by fast-time communities."
+# How Indiana went from 'God's time' to split zones and daylight-saving.
+# Indianapolis Star. 2018-11-27 14:58 -05.
# From Paul Eggert (2007-08-17):
# Since 1970, most of Indiana has been like America/Indiana/Indianapolis,
# with the following exceptions:
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