Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday and our clocks will need to be set back 1 hour.
The idea originated with none other than Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s. But it didn’t really catch on until WWI when England and Germany put it into practice as a wartime measure for making full use of daylight hours. By 1925, it became permanent in England.
The U.S. also took advantage of daylight savings for both World Wars, but it didn’t become a permanent fixture for most states until the oil crisis in the mid-1960’s.
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