Daylight Savings Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:26 Written by Albert Greenhut Thursday, 7 November 2013 02:57

The history of Daylight Saving Time is relatively long and complicated. It was first conceived by either Benjamin Franklin in 1784 or George Vernon Hudson in 1895, depending on whom you ask. Then it was implemented during the First World War, then removed, and then implemented during the Second World War. For the twenty years after the Second World War, Daylight Saving in the United States was not uniformly enacted, until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 was implemented, thus standardizing the when the time changes, even though local municipalities can and still exempt themselves from it.

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