This may have been discussed but I can't find a fix.

I get the following error when Saving an existing article. 0 DateTime::__construct(): Failed to parse time string (-1-11-30 03:00:00) at position 5 (-): Double timezone specification

My article creation dates are wrong. Created date Monday, 30 November -0001 03:00

This happened after my upgrade to 3.7.3 I am not so much of a code guy but more of a content writer. I would prefer a solution that will not be affected by the next Joomla update.

Thanks in advance for the help guys.

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If you go to phpMyAdmin, and you check the create_date for that article, then what do you see? Is it "0000-00-00 00:00"? If it is, then try changing it to a real date and see if that helps solve the problem. If it doesn't, then please comment here.

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