Here’s some background information about Daylight Saving Time, a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours.
Sunday, November 1, 2015 – Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Set clocks back one hour.
Sunday, March 13, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead one hour.
It is “Daylight Saving Time” (singular), not “Daylight Savings Time” (plural).
Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time starts in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
1784 – The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.
1914-1918 – Britain goes on DLS during World War I.
March 19, 1918 – The Standard Time Act establishes time zones and daylight savings. Daylight savings is repealed in 1919, but continues to be recognized in certain areas of the United States.
1945-1966 – There is no federal law regarding Daylight Saving Time.
1966 – The Uniform Time Act of 1966 establishes the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States. The dates are the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. States can exempt themselves from participation.
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