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

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Jun 14 14:43:44 UTC 2017

On 2017-06-14 01:17, Michael Deckers via tz wrote:
> On 2017-06-12 16:17, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> • assumptions that the day of the week was set back from Saturday 
>> to Friday at 15:30 or at 15:33:32 local time
> The proposed change would make civil time at Sitka switch from
> Saturday, 1867-10-19 15:30 to Friday, 1867-10-18 15:30. If that is
> not how things have happened then the proposal should, in my humble
> opinion, be changed to something that could have happened, even if it
> becomes less interesting culturally.
> Is "kept American time" supposed to imply that Americans in Sitka did
> not use the same days of the week as the Russians? That would be hard
> to believe and certainly would need some evidence.

The International Date Line runs between Siberia and Alaska so the day
changed because of the time zone change from + to -. The calendar also
changed in Alaska, as Russia still used the Julian calendar, until 1918.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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