It’s that time again to FALL BACK on November 4. Did you Know:
1.). Ben Franklin first suggested time change in 1784 in a written Satire in Paris, France.
2.) 1896: The next person to suggest a Daylight Saving Program was a bug collector who wanted more daylight in order to collect bugs in New Zealand.
3.) 1908: William Willett Proposed the the English Parliament to move the clock forward during the summer month. He was an early riser and told touted the benefits of longer hours of daylight in the evenings. [Fiery Folklore: 5 Dazzling Sun Myths]
4.) 1916 Germany becomes first country to adopt Daylight Savings Time.
5.) 1918 Daylight Savings Time comes into law in the United States as a way of saving money- electricity.
6.) Most countries quit DST after the war.. not as much need to save electricity
7.) 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time act of 1966: The law states that states do not have to be on Daylight Savings Time, but whatever they decide, the whole has be be the same time.
8.) 1974: The Oil Crisis inspires a return to Daylight Saving Time in the United States to save energy during the winter months.
9.) 2008 study shows DSL does not save energy. Indiana’s study found energy consumption went up by 1%. DST saves money on lighting but not on heating and air conditioning which tend to go up.
10.) Daylight Savings Time can be a health hazard. The extra hour of sleep lost by springing ahead can lead to heart attacks and unhealthy issues.
11.) 2015 A study was done that crime goes down. daily incidents of robbery dropped by 7%.
12.) Daylight Savings Time is NOT a federal law. Hawaii does not change time, Arizona does not change time, except the Navajo Nation,
13.) Time does not change at 12 am.. it changes at 2 am officially.