History of Daylight Savings

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Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, November 3rd! We have a little history lesson behind Daylight Savings Time that now many are aware of .The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented by Germany and Austria-Hungary starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it various times since then. Much of the United States used DST in the 1950s and 1960s, and DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis. It has been widely used in North America and Europe since then.

What is the initial reason of daylight savings? Although not punctual in the modern sense, ancient civilizations adjusted daily schedules to the sun more flexibly than modern DST does, often dividing daylight into twelve hours regardless of day length, so that each daylight hour was longer during summer.

In the spring DST, daytime is longer where as in fall DST daytime is shorter! This time around, everyone will get an extra hour of sleep as the cold weather approaches us.

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