Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday, November 5, 2017


On July 1, 1908, the residents of Port Arthur, Ontario, today’s Thunder Bay, turned their clocks forward by 1 hour to start the world’s first DST period.

The idea did not catch on globally until Germany introduced DST in 1916. Clocks in the German Empire, and its ally Austria, were turned ahead by 1 hour on April 30, 1916—2 years into World War I. The rationale was to minimize the use of artificial lighting to save fuel for the war effort.

Daylight Savings Time

I don’t see the point anymore to doing this and have just messaged my congressman to consider getting rid of it in IL.

It no longer:

  • saves on energy costs since we’re using more electricity (and heat) during the winter
  • needs to save fuel for a war effort

Remember to change your clocks.

Source: Time and date


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