Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour before you head to bed on Saturday, March 9.
Springing forward and falling back may seem simple enough, but daylight saving’s history has actually been quite complex—and misconceptions about it persist today. As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms, and microwaves.
8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time aka. D.S.T.
1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”
2. Though in favor of maximizing daylight waking hours, Benjamin Franklin did not originate the idea of moving clocks forward.
3. Englishman William Willett led the first campaign to implement D.S.T.
4. Germany was the first country to enact D.S.T.
5. D.S.T. in the United States was not intended to benefit farmers, as many people think.
6. For decades, daylight saving in the United States was a confounding patchwork of local practices.
7. Not everyone in the United States springs forward and falls back.
8. Evidence does not conclusively point to energy conservation as a result of daylight saving.
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Source: Christopher Klein for The History Channel