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2016-02-07 13:17:06 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <>

Updated to tzdata2016a.

263:    be needed if the tz database's scope were extended to cover even    just the known or guessed history of standard time; for example,    the current single entry for France would need to split into dozens -  of entries, perhaps hundreds. +  of entries, perhaps hundreds. And in most of the world even this +  approach would be misleading due to widespread disagreement or +  indifference about what times should be observed. In her 2015 book +  "The Global Transformation of Time, 1870-1950", Vanessa Ogle writes +  "Outside of Europe and North America there was no system of time +  zones at all, often not even a stable landscape of mean times, +  prior to the middle decades of the twentieth century". See: +  Timothy Shenk, Booked: A Global History of Time. Dissent 2015-12-17 +       * Most of the pre-1970 data entries come from unreliable sources, often    astrology books that lack citations and whose compilers evidently