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Daylight Saving Time: Its History and Why We Use It

“Fall back” on Sunday, November 6, as Daylight Saving Time ends for 2011. A retired member of the California Energy Commission explains the history of Daylight Saving Time and why we "spring forward, fall back." There is lots of trivia included about time, a chart giving the start and end dates through 2015, and links to much more information. Benjamin Franklin suggested the idea for daylight saving time in the late 18th century, and the concept was bandied about for many years, allowing for much confusion when states and local governments could implement it or not until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 standardized the beginning and end of DST each year in the United States.

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