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    International Date Line --invented by Schedler
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Jul 7, 04:03 -0700

    I've said before that the so-called "International Date Line" is a map-makers' fiction or invention. So after some research, I think we can pin this on one specific map-maker and publisher of globes, namely Joseph Schedler, of New York, in the late 19th century, circa 1880, who may actually have invented the expression "International Date Line" itself, and who may have started the obsession with drawing a line which has no basis in the real world.

    -FER


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