daylight saving

WWI daylight savings

DST was begun by Germany and her WWI allies in 1916 . Other countries followed the practice the next year . The USA started DST in 1918 , mainly to save resources used to produce the electricity for incandescent lights .

It’s that time again . Set your clock ahead an hour .

After WWI the use of DST was largely abandoned . It was revived in many places during the 1970s as a result of the 1970s energy crisis .DST


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4 responses to “daylight saving

  1. Pat

    The Chambers of Commerce in the U.S. pushed extending the Daylight Savings dates because shoppers shop more when it is light later (in winter.)

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