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Daylight Saving Time

It happens every year-spring forward and fall back, the time change comes to disrupt our lives.

We gain back the hour we lost in the spring when we change the clocks back in November, or so the “experts” tell us.

The history of daylight saving time (DST) dates back to American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin who proposed a form of daylight time in 1784.

In 1918, the US implemented DST during WWI when Europe established DST to conserve fuel. President Woodrow Wilson wanted to keep DST after the war ended, by the country being mostly rural at the time protested and so DST was abolished until the next war brought it back.

In 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 went into effect and expanded the length of DST to present timing.

Whichever way you look at it, it’s now part of life. Fall back Nov. 5 at 2 a.m. and get that extra hour of sleep; you’ll need it next Spring.

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