[tz] Fwd: Italy April 1944 discrepancy between comment and data

Alois Treindl alois at astro.ch
Mon Oct 4 14:07:14 UTC 2021

I had sent this in 2019, and my email is quoted in file europe.

However, the Rule line still has

Rule Italy   1944    only    -       Apr      2       2:00s  1:00 S

It should be
Rule    Italy   1944    only    -       Apr      3       2:00s 1:00    S

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Subject: 	Re: [tz] Italy April 1944 discrepancy between comment and data
Date: 	Tue, 2 Jul 2019 08:10:05 +0200
From: 	Alois Treindl <alois at astro.ch>
To: 	Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>, Time Zone Mailing List <tz at iana.org>

Thank you for remindig me of newspaper archives. Should have thought of 
it myself.

I spent 6 Euros to buy two archive copies of Il Messagero, a Roman 
paper, for 1 and 2 April 1944.

The edition of 2 April has this note:
Tonight at 2 am, put forward the clock by one hour.
Remember that in the night between today and Monday the 'ora legale' 
will come in force again.

That makes it clear that in Rome the change was on Monday, 3 April 1944 
at 2 am.

Screenshot of paper archive attached.

On 02.07.19 02:42, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Of course primary sources (such as Roman newspapers during that 
> period) would be better than my guess, but it was a chaotic time and 
> it might be difficult to come up with anything reliable.
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