where did daylight savings come from

Posted: November 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
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The idea for daylight savings came from Benjamin Franklin. It appears the inspiration for his idea came one Paris morning, when he woke up at 6 am only to find that it had been daytime for quite a while. He later wrote a pamphlet in which he stated that it would save money, candles, and of course sunlight, to shift time so that people would spend more of their waking hours in the sunlight. During World Wars I and II, daylight savings time was put into effect so that people ended up going to bed and waking up earlier. 
“In 1966, the Uniform Time Act passed in the United States, establishing daylight-saving time (abbreviated DST) nationwide.” Now, only Hawaii, Arizona, the Navajo Nation and parts of Indiana do not observe daylight savings time within the US


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