You put a time for the event in the "new event" window, but after you accept you notice that the game puts another time in the event record. Probably something is very wrong with the "timezone translation" of the event window. This bug has been here for many months.
NEW - Events are ignoring you "minimum rank for editing", so once you set an event you cant edit or cancel it (I tried this having my char as "fleet rank 2" and creating an event with a "minimum rank for editing" of 1.
Formerly redleader - Real join date is July 2008