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    Hi guys,

    Cool forum.

    I'm Nat and I'm a newbie doing some research on Samoa.

    I don't know where to ask this question or if anyone can even help answer it, but this is what I'm trying to find out...

    In 1892, Samoa changed it's timezone and gained a full 24-hour day.
    in 2011, it changed it's timezone again and lost a full 24-hour day.

    Q. Does anyone know if this is the only instance in history of a country (or any populated area for that matter) gaining a full day and then losing it again (or vice versa) by switching timezones in this way?

    Thank you.

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    Hello !
    You may look at the map here to see what country could do that.
    Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsene37 View Post
    Hello !
    You may look at the map ... to see what country could do that.
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    Thank you so much!

    I'm embarrassed I couldn't find that myself.

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    Default Re: Newbie Question About Internation Time Zones

    When the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, the countries that adopted it then lost 10 days. By the time Russia got around to adopting it in the early 20th century, the drift between the Julian and Gregorian calendars meant that they lost 13 days. Which explains why the Soviets celebrated the "October Revolution" in November.

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    Thank you,Kathy.

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    Default Re: Newbie Question About Internation Time Zones

    Hello !
    Quote Originally Posted by Time Researcher View Post
    Thank you so much!

    I'm embarrassed I couldn't find that myself.
    You may find it there : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Date_Line, and there are a few examples of countries changing date.
    Due to this forum impeachment, I can't post the picture, you'll find it in the article.
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