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2017-11-17

2017-11-17 18:12:41 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <grubba@grubba.org>

Updated to 2017c.

293:   # http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1096:3310-cabinet-approves-change-in-daylight-savings-dates&catid=49:cabinet-releases&Itemid=166   #   # A bit more background info here: - # http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/fiji-dst-ends-march-2010.html + # https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/fiji-dst-ends-march-2010.html      # From Alexander Krivenyshev (2010-10-24):   # According to Radio Fiji and Fiji Times online, Fiji will end DST 3
357:   # clocks go forward an hour at 2am to 3am.... Daylight Saving will   # end at 3.00am on Sunday 15th January 2017."    - # From Paul Eggert (2016-10-03): - # For now, guess DST from 02:00 the first Sunday in November to - # 03:00 the third Sunday in January. Although ad hoc, it matches + # From Paul Eggert (2017-08-21): + # Dominic Fok writes (2017-08-20) that DST ends 2018-01-14, citing + # Extraordinary Government of Fiji Gazette Supplement No. 21 (2017-08-27), + # [Legal Notice No. 41] of an order of the previous day by J Usamate. + # For now, guess DST from 02:00 the first Sunday in November to 03:00 + # the first Sunday on or after January 14. Although ad hoc, it matches   # transitions since late 2014 and seems more likely to match future   # practice than guessing no DST.   
373:   Rule Fiji 2012 2013 - Jan Sun>=18 3:00 0 -   Rule Fiji 2014 only - Jan Sun>=18 2:00 0 -   Rule Fiji 2014 max - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S - Rule Fiji 2015 max - Jan Sun>=15 3:00 0 - + Rule Fiji 2015 max - Jan Sun>=14 3:00 0 -   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Pacific/Fiji 11:55:44 - LMT 1915 Oct 26 # Suva    12:00 Fiji +12/+13
557:   # The World War II entries below are instead based on Arawa-Kieta.   # The Japanese occupied Kieta in July 1942,   # according to the Pacific War Online Encyclopedia - # http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/B/o/Bougainville.htm + # https://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/B/o/Bougainville.htm   # and seem to have controlled it until their 1945-08-21 surrender.   #   # The Autonomous Region of Bougainville switched from UT +10 to +11
579:    -8:00 - -08      # American Samoa - Zone Pacific/Pago_Pago 12:37:12 - LMT 1879 Jul 5 + Zone Pacific/Pago_Pago 12:37:12 - LMT 1892 Jul 5    -11:22:48 - LMT 1911    -11:00 - SST # S=Samoa   Link Pacific/Pago_Pago Pacific/Midway # in US minor outlying islands
595:   # Sunday of April 2011."   #   # Background info: - # http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/samoa-dst-plan-2009.html + # https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/samoa-dst-plan-2009.html   #   # Samoa's Daylight Saving Time Act 2009 is available here, but does not   # contain any dates:
659:   Rule WS 2012 max - Apr Sun>=1 4:00 0 S   Rule WS 2012 max - Sep lastSun 3:00 1 D   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL] - Zone Pacific/Apia 12:33:04 - LMT 1879 Jul 5 + Zone Pacific/Apia 12:33:04 - LMT 1892 Jul 5    -11:26:56 - LMT 1911    -11:30 - -1130 1950    -11:00 WS -11/-10 2011 Dec 29 24:00
686:   # From Paul Eggert (2012-07-25)   # A Google Books snippet of Appendix to the Journals of the House of   # Representatives of New Zealand, Session 1948, - # <http://books.google.com/books?id=ZaVCAQAAIAAJ>, page 65, says Tokelau + # <https://books.google.com/books?id=ZaVCAQAAIAAJ>, page 65, says Tokelau   # was "11 hours slow on G.M.T." Go with Thorsen and assume Shanks & Pottenger   # are off by an hour starting in 1901.   
701:   Rule Tonga 2000 only - Mar 19 2:00s 0 -   Rule Tonga 2000 2001 - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S   Rule Tonga 2001 2002 - Jan lastSun 2:00 0 - - Rule Tonga 2016 max - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S - Rule Tonga 2017 max - Jan Sun>=15 3:00 0 - + Rule Tonga 2016 only - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S + Rule Tonga 2017 only - Jan Sun>=15 3:00 0 -   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Pacific/Tongatapu 12:19:20 - LMT 1901    12:20 - +1220 1941
756:   # Operation Fishbowl shot (Tightrope, 1962-11-04).... [See] Herman Hoerlin,   # "The United States High-Altitude Test Experience: A Review Emphasizing the   # Impact on the Environment", Los Alamos LA-6405, Oct 1976. - # http://www.fas.org/sgp/othergov/doe/lanl/docs1/00322994.pdf + # https://www.fas.org/sgp/othergov/doe/lanl/docs1/00322994.pdf   # See the table on page 4 where he lists GMT and local times for the tests; a   # footnote for the JI tests reads that local time is "JI time = Hawaii Time   # Minus One Hour".
822:   #   # For data circa 1899, a common source is:   # Milne J. Civil time. Geogr J. 1899 Feb;13(2):173-94. - # http://www.jstor.org/stable/1774359 + # https://www.jstor.org/stable/1774359   #   # A reliable and entertaining source about time zones is   # Derek Howse, Greenwich time and longitude, Philip Wilson Publishers (1997).
969:   # AEST ACST AWST AEDT ACDT   #   # Parliamentary Library (2008-11-10) - # http://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/library/pubs/rp/2008-09/09rp14.pdf + # https://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/library/pubs/rp/2008-09/09rp14.pdf   # EST CST WST preferred for standard time; AEST AEDT ACST ACDT also used   #   # The Transport Safety Bureau has an extensive series of accident reports,
1005:   #   # NSW (including LHI and Broken Hill):   # Standard Time Act 1987 (updated 1995-04-04) - # http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/sta1987137/index.html + # https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/sta1987137/index.html   # ACT   # Standard Time and Summer Time Act 1972 - # http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/stasta1972279/index.html + # https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/stasta1972279/index.html   # SA   # Standard Time Act, 1898 - # http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/sta1898137/index.html + # https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/sta1898137/index.html      # From David Grosz (2005-06-13):   # It was announced last week that Daylight Saving would be extended by
1306:   # http://abc.net.au/news/regionals/neweng/monthly/regeng-22jul1999-1.htm   # (1999-07-22). For now, we'll wait to see if this really happens.   # - # Victoria will following NSW. See: + # Victoria will follow NSW. See:   # Vic to extend daylight saving (1999-07-28)   # http://abc.net.au/local/news/olympics/1999/07/item19990728112314_1.htm   #
1409:   # the ACT for all 52 weeks of the year...   #   # We have a wrap-up here: - # http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/south-australia-extends-dst.html + # https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/south-australia-extends-dst.html   ###############################################################################      # New Zealand
1463:   # From Paul Eggert (2014-07-14):   # Chatham Island time was formally standardized on 1957-01-01 by   # New Zealand's Standard Time Amendment Act 1956 (1956-10-26). - # http://www.austlii.edu.au/nz/legis/hist_act/staa19561956n100244.pdf + # https://www.austlii.edu.au/nz/legis/hist_act/staa19561956n100244.pdf   # According to Google Books snippet view, a speaker in the New Zealand   # parliamentary debates in 1956 said "Clause 78 makes provision for standard   # time in the Chatham Islands. The time there is 45 minutes in advance of New
1578:   # the Norfolk Island Museum and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's   # Norfolk Island station, and found no record of Norfolk observing DST   # other than in 1974/5. See: - # http://www.timeanddate.com/time/australia/norfolk-island.html + # https://www.timeanddate.com/time/australia/norfolk-island.html      # Pitcairn   
1606:      # (Western) Samoa and American Samoa    - # Howse writes (p 153, citing p 10 of the 1883-11-18 New York Herald) - # that in 1879 the King of Samoa decided to change + # Howse writes (p 153) that after the 1879 standardization on Antipodean + # time by the British governor of Fiji, the King of Samoa decided to change   # "the date in his kingdom from the Antipodean to the American system,   # ordaining - by a masterpiece of diplomatic flattery - that   # the Fourth of July should be celebrated twice in that year." -  + # This happened in 1892, according to the Evening News (Sydney) of 1892-07-20. + # https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/idl/idl.htm      # Although Shanks & Pottenger says they both switched to UT -11:30   # in 1911, and to -11 in 1950. many earlier sources give -11
1621:   # day in 2011. Assume also that the Samoas follow the US and New   # Zealand's "ST"/"DT" style of daylight-saving abbreviations.    +    # Tonga      # From Paul Eggert (1996-01-22):
1715:   # Assume Tonga will observe DST from the first Sunday in November at 02:00   # through the third Sunday in January at 03:00, like Fiji, for now.    + # From David Wade (2017-10-18): + # In August government was disolved by the King. The current prime minister + # continued in office in care taker mode. It is easy to see that few + # decisions will be made until elections 16th November. + # + # From Paul Eggert (2017-10-18): + # For now, guess that DST is discontinued. That's what the IATA is guessing. +  +    # Wake      # From Vernice Anderson, Personal Secretary to Philip Jessup,
1727:   # making calculation of time in Washington difficult if not almost   # impossible.   # - # http://www.trumanlibrary.org/wake/meeting.htm + # https://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/andrsonv.htm      # From Paul Eggert (2003-03-23):   # We have no other report of DST in Wake Island, so omit this info for now.
1755:   # an international standard, there are some places on the high seas where the   # correct date is ambiguous.    - # From Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone> (2005-08-31): + # From Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone> (2005-08-31):   # Before 1920, all ships kept local apparent time on the high seas by setting   # their clocks at night or at the morning sight so that, given the ship's   # speed and direction, it would be 12 o'clock when the Sun crossed the ship's