Don’t forget to Spring Forward on Sunday

Don't for get to SPRING FORWARD this weekend!!

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On Sunday, March 10th you will need to move your clocks forward by one hour.

Who doesn’t LOVE an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings?? I know that we’re excited!!

Have you ever read the history on why we have Daylight Savings Time??  Keep reading to find out more…

 

 

A Little History Behind Daylight Saving Time:

William Willett is credited mainly for the invention of daylight savings time. Willett came up with the idea in 1905. His idea was to move the clocks ahead in the summer to take advantage of more daylight hours. The idea was to move the clock ahead 20 minutes four Sundays in April and to move them back the same amount, four Sundays in September. Robert Pearce took a liking to William Willett idea of daylight savings time. Pearce took the idea to the House of Commons in February 1908. The daylight savings time bill was drafted in 1909 and was then presented to Parliament multiple times. The Bill was never accepted due to the fact that farmers greatly opposed the bill. Willett never got the chance to see his idea come to life before he died in 1915.

Daylight saving time took affect in Germany during World War I on April 30, 1916 to replace artificial light with sunlight so they could save fuel for the war effort. The United States, Britain and many other countries from both sides soon adopted the daylight savings time method that Germany was using during the war. After World War I was over many countries went back to standard time post-World War I.

During World War II from February 9, 1942-September 30, 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt enforced year round daylight saving time in the United States called “War Time”. President Roosevelt enforced the law 40 days after the bombing at Pearl Harbor. Throughout the years daylight savings time schedules have been revised several times and have gone in and out of use. The United States current daylight savings time schedule began in 2007 and follows the guidelines of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

 


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