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  1. Mar 12, 2021 · History of Daylight Savings Time Friday, March 12, 2021 On the first Sunday in November millions of Americans turn their clocks back 1 hour to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST), an annual practice that has its roots in transportation.

  2. History of Daylight Saving Time (DST) By Anne Buckle Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Bay, Canada. One of the advantages of Daylight Savings is the long summer evenings. ©iStockphoto.com/Lacheev

  3. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 formalized the United States' period of daylight saving time observation as lasting six months (it was previously declared locally); this period was extended to seven months in 1986, and then to eight months in 2005.

  4. Nov 08, 2017 · In the early 1900s, London builder William Willett was the first to seriously advocate the concept of Daylight Saving Time. In his pamphlet, Waste of Daylight (1907), Willett proposed advancing the clocks by 20 minutes on each Sunday in April and then turning them back them the same amount during the four Sundays in September.

  5. Mar 16, 2022 · When did it start? The current March-November system the US follows began in 2007, but the concept of “saving daylight” is much older. It’s debated who originally came up with the idea, but...

  6. Mar 06, 2014 · The real reasons for daylight saving are based around energy conservation and a desire to match daylight hours to the times when most people are awake. The idea dates back to 1895, when...

  7. Aug 20, 2022 · In the United States, Daylight Saving Time formerly began on the last Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday in October. In 1986 the U.S. Congress passed a law that, beginning the following year, moved up the start of Daylight Saving Time to the first Sunday in April but kept its end date the same.

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