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Daylight Savings Time – a big yawn!

THe origins of Daylight Savings Time were in Europe, during WWI, in an effort to conserve the fuel needed to produce electricity for lights. The history of the move in the US is reported as follows, at  http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/e.html

The plan was not formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918. 'An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States' was enacted on March 19, 1918. [See law] It both established standard time zones and set summer DST to begin on March 31, 1918. Daylight Saving Time was observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919. After the War ended, the law proved so unpopular (mostly because people rose earlier and went to bed earlier than people do today) that it was repealed in 1919 with a Congressional override of President Wilson's veto.

The next iteration of DST was in WWII, when it was called "War Time," then the most modern was

On January 4, 1974, President Nixon signed into law the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973. Then, beginning on January 6, 1974, implementing the Daylight Saving Time Energy Act, clocks were set ahead for a 15-month period through April 27, 1975.

 Whatever the reason, it sure has gotten my sleep cycle stirred up. And now the kids are waiting for school buses in the dark.

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April 3, 2006 - Posted by | Life and Ramblings

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