Daylight Savings Starts Tomorrow

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It’s that time of year- tomorrow clocks spring ahead one hour, effectively adding one hour of sunlight each evening. Standard time to change your clocks is at 2am on the second Sunday of March and then standard time begins again on the first Sunday in November (Nov 4th this year).

The concept of Daylight Savings ( or “Summer Time” in much of the world) was born in 1784 when Ben Franklin wrote a humorous post titled An Economical Project while serving as an American delegate in Paris.

And remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

More about Daylight Savings.

More on Benjamin Franklin.

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2 thoughts on “Daylight Savings Starts Tomorrow

  1. Actually, William Willett, the great-great grandfather of Coldplay’s Chris Martin is the inventor of DST. Franklin joked that the French should get up earlier to do their chores, and is erroneaously credited with inventing DST in some circles.

    John Harper: Does this comment meet your standards and requirements of being “acceptable”?

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