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2016-10-23

2016-10-23 20:48:19 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <grubba@grubba.org>

Updated to tzdata2016h.

350:   # commencing at 2.00 am on Sunday 1st November, 2015 and ending at   # 3.00 am on Sunday 17th January, 2016.    - # From Paul Eggert (2015-09-01): + # From Raymond Kumar (2016-10-04): + # http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/DAYLIGHT-SAVING-STARTS-ON-6th-NOVEMBER,-2016.aspx + # "Fiji's daylight savings will begin on Sunday, 6 November 2016, when + # 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   # transitions since late 2014 and seems more likely to match future
545:   # Base the Bougainville entry on the Arawa-Kieta region, which appears to have   # the most people even though it was devastated in the Bougainville Civil War.   # - # Although Shanks gives 1942-03-15 / 1943-11-01 for JST, these dates + # Although Shanks gives 1942-03-15 / 1943-11-01 for UT +09, these dates   # are apparently rough guesswork from the starts of military campaigns.   # The World War II entries below are instead based on Arawa-Kieta.   # The Japanese occupied Kieta in July 1942,
553:   # http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/B/o/Bougainville.htm   # and seem to have controlled it until their 1945-08-21 surrender.   # - # The Autonomous Region of Bougainville plans to switch from UTC+10 to UTC+11 - # on 2014-12-28 at 02:00. They call UTC+11 "Bougainville Standard Time"; + # The Autonomous Region of Bougainville switched from UT +10 to +11 + # on 2014-12-28 at 02:00. They call +11 "Bougainville Standard Time";   # abbreviate this as BST. See:   # http://www.bougainville24.com/bougainville-issues/bougainville-gets-own-timezone/   #
620:   # From Paul Eggert (2014-06-27):   # The International Date Line Act 2011   # http://www.parliament.gov.ws/images/ACTS/International_Date_Line_Act__2011_-_Eng.pdf - # changed Samoa from UTC-11 to UTC+13, effective "12 o'clock midnight, on + # changed Samoa from UT -11 to +13, effective "12 o'clock midnight, on   # Thursday 29th December 2011". The International Date Line was adjusted   # accordingly.   
715:   # 1886-1891; Baker was similar but exact dates are not known.   # Inhabited by civilians 1935-1942; U.S. military bases 1943-1944;   # uninhabited thereafter. - # Howland observed Hawaii Standard Time (UT-10:30) in 1937; + # Howland observed Hawaii Standard Time (UT -10:30) in 1937;   # see page 206 of Elgen M. Long and Marie K. Long,   # Amelia Earhart: the Mystery Solved, Simon & Schuster (2000).   # So most likely Howland and Baker observed Hawaii Time from 1935
1473:   # Zealand time. I understand that is the time they keep locally, anyhow."   # For now, assume this practice goes back to the introduction of standard time   # in New Zealand, as this would make Chatham Islands time almost exactly match - # LMT back when New Zealand was at UTC+11:30; also, assume Chatham Islands did + # LMT back when New Zealand was at UT +11:30; also, assume Chatham Islands did   # not observe New Zealand's prewar DST.      ###############################################################################
1529:   # For now, we assume the Ladrones switched at the same time as the Philippines;   # see Asia/Manila.    - # US Public Law 106-564 (2000-12-23) made UTC+10 the official standard time, + # US Public Law 106-564 (2000-12-23) made UT +10 the official standard time,   # under the name "Chamorro Standard Time". There is no official abbreviation,   # but Congressman Robert A. Underwood, author of the bill that became law,   # wrote in a press release (2000-12-27) that he will seek the use of "ChST".
1541:   # "I am certain, having lived there for the past decade, that 'Truk'   # (now properly known as Chuuk) ... is in the time zone GMT+10."   # - # Shanks & Pottenger write that Truk switched from UTC+10 to UTC+11 + # Shanks & Pottenger write that Truk switched from UT +10 to +11   # on 1978-10-01; ignore this for now.      # From Paul Eggert (1999-10-29):   # The Federated States of Micronesia Visitors Board writes in   # The Federated States of Micronesia - Visitor Information (1999-01-26)   # http://www.fsmgov.org/info/clocks.html - # that Truk and Yap are UTC+10, and Ponape and Kosrae are UTC+11. - # We don't know when Kosrae switched from UTC+12; assume January 1 for now. + # that Truk and Yap are UT +10, and Ponape and Kosrae are +11. + # We don't know when Kosrae switched from +12; assume January 1 for now.         # Midway
1615:   # ordaining - by a masterpiece of diplomatic flattery - that   # the Fourth of July should be celebrated twice in that year."    - # Although Shanks & Pottenger says they both switched to UTC-11:30 - # in 1911, and to UTC-11 in 1950. many earlier sources give UTC-11 + # Although Shanks & Pottenger says they both switched to UT -11:30 + # in 1911, and to -11 in 1950. many earlier sources give -11   # for American Samoa, e.g., the US National Bureau of Standards   # circular "Standard Time Throughout the World", 1932. - # Assume American Samoa switched to UTC-11 in 1911, not 1950, + # Assume American Samoa switched to -11 in 1911, not 1950,   # and that after 1950 they agreed until (western) Samoa skipped a   # day in 2011. Assume also that the Samoas follow the US and New   # Zealand's "ST"/"DT" style of daylight-saving abbreviations.