Setup Time and Date on Debian HOWTO  
Change the timezone by typing within the shell:
sudo rm -f /etc/localtime
sudo ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Phoenix /etc/localtime
At the prompt, setup the correct time as follows:
sudo date --set 1998-11-02
sudo date --set 21:08:00
Then, set the hardware clock to the system clock:
sudo hwclock --systohc
Check that the clock is set properly by typing
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