The History of Daylight Savings Time

Old_clockThis past weekend, folks across the world sprang forward in observance of Daylight Savings Time.  Occurring the second Sunday of March and ending the first Sunday of November, Daylight Savings Time was originally thought up by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. The idea was put in place during World War I to save energy used for lights, and the Standard Time Act established time zones in 1918. However, the act was repealed until the Uniform Time Act of 1966, giving states the choice to opt out. Hawaii and most of Arizona are the only two U.S. states to exempt out of this twice-yearly ritual. To read more on the history of Daylight Savings Time, visit CNN.

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