Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am. Don’t forget to set your clock forward on Saturday night so you don’t have to wake up at 2:00am on Sunday and do it!
Here’s a brief history on how Daylight Savings Time came about:
The practice of setting clocks forward one hour in the spring began in 1918, during World War I. In that time, there was only one Standard Time zone and no need to switch between zones. The main benefit, of course, was to give soldiers and farmers more time to work.
It was forgotten and discarded immediately after the war but brought back with WWII. Congress passed law naming the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday of November as days to change clocks. The dates became part of the popular phrases: “spring forward” and “fall back.”