The table is really helpful for when you need to do some analysis on a date series and you have days where nothing happened, but you want those days included.
Debugged it by running database.sql script manually in mysql.
This produced a few errors of Invalid default value for datetime fields, mostly.
Page here has some insights into this: wordpress.org/support/topic/invalid-default-value-database-install-fail-1/
The fix is to add