Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 7th at 2 AMth. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed (i.e., gaining one hour) to “fall back”, giving us more daylight in the dark autumn and winter mornings.
And a little history …
1784: The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.
1914-1918: Britain goes on daylight saving time during World War I.
March 19, 1918: The Standard Time Act establishes time zones and daylight saving. Daylight saving is repealed in 1919, but continues to be recognized in certain areas of the United States.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.
1974-1975: Congress extends daylight saving time in order to save energy during the energy crisis.
1986-2006: Daylight saving time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.
August 8, 2005: President George W. Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. Part of the act will extend daylight saving time starting in 2007, from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
2007: Under new laws, all of Indiana now observes daylight saving time, where only certain areas of the state did before.