[tz] DST ended 14 hours early for one British clock in fall 1916
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Aug 27 01:44:00 UTC 2014
The online Wall Street Journal has a World War I Centenary series, and
its Daylight-Saving Time page has a photo captioned "A notice informs
the British public of a change in time as clocks go back an hour in the
first year of daylight saving on Oct. 1, 1916. Topical Press
The interesting thing about the notice is that its transition is off by
14 hours compared to our data. The notice is under a large outdoor
hanging clock and says "CHANGE OF TIME. AT 1 P.M. SEPT 30th THIS CLOCK
WILL BE SET BACK ONE HOUR TO GREENWICH TIME". Perhaps the clock's
operator didn't want to bother changing the clock at the official
transition time of 3 A.M. the next day.
Fidler S. Daylight-saving time. Wall Street Journal.
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