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    Re: International Date Line --invented by Schedler
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Jul 12, 19:22 -0700

    Hello Byron.

    Nice description of time zones there! Just to emphasize again, the issue I was raising here was the line that is drawn in the Pacific on maps and globes labeled the "International Date Line". That's the thing that has no official standing and, remarkably enough, was the invention of a specific person, this "Joseph Schedler", who made globes in New York in the 1870s.

    By the way, you wrote:
    "GREENWICH ENGLAND was selected as the reference for the start of zero LONGITUDE"
    And later:
    "GREENWITCH ENGLAND"

    While the English in Greenwich undoubtedly like their "tea", they don't like a "t" in their Greenwich. ;)

    -FER


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