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The Helsinki University Observatory, where Finland's local mean time is measured
The Helsinki University Observatory, where Finland's local mean time is measured

For timekeeping, Finland follows Eastern European Time (EET) during its winter as standard time and Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) in the summer as daylight saving time. EET is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time and EEST is three hours ahead. Finland adopted EET in 1921, and daylight saving time in its current form from 1981. Up to the 19th century, each locality used its own solar time, which could vary in Finland by up to 31 minutes. In 1862, a mean time was adopted as a single time zone for railway scheduling. Daylight saving time was first attempted in 1942, abandoned as not useful, and introduced again in 1981 to align with neighbouring countries. In 2017, the Finnish parliament voted to call on the European Union to abolish daylight saving time. Finland's time zone is maintained by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Centre for Metrology and Accreditation, using an atomic clock and hydrogen monitors. The 24-hour clock notation is used in Finland. (Full article...)

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Flora MacDonald Denison

Flora MacDonald Denison (1867–1921) was a Canadian activist, journalist, and businesswoman known for her leadership in the Canadian suffragist movement and her stewardship of Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario. She joined the Canadian Suffrage Association in 1906 when it was founded by Augusta Stowe-Gullen and became an active member and campaigner. In 1906, Denison traveled to Copenhagen as Canada's delegate to the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. She also attended the International Woman's Suffrage Alliance convention in Budapest in 1913. After meeting the British activist Emmeline Pankhurst in London, she organized the latter's first trip to Canada in 1909. She served as president of the Canadian Suffrage Association from 1911 to 1914, until her controversial support for the militant tactics of the Women's Social and Political Union in England resulted in her forced resignation.

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