[tz] 1 s error in America/Adak and America/Nome

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Mon Jun 12 15:47:42 UTC 2017

On 12 June 2017 at 11:23, Michael H Deckers via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

>       •  an odd time (1867-10-19T00:31:13Z) of a local event in Sitka
>          is certainly not the effective time of an international treaty
>          like the Alaska purchase;

Why not?  That wasn't an "odd time" in Sitka; it was 15:30.  The modern
notions of UTC and, moreover, standardized time zones would not have been a
contributing factor at the time.  And while it may not have been an exact
time spelled out in the treaty (and, indeed, it does not appear such a time
was even specified
it certainly represents a distinct transfer of power, which could
reasonably be said to be when the treaty actually came into "effect".

Thanks for your work on this, Paul.  I'd put a little effort into a similar
patch after the discussion on Asia/Manila in March
<http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2017-March/024895.html>, but life got in
the way of its completion.  I suspect you were piqued by the same sources
as I was on this matter.  :)

Tim Parenti
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