Don’t forget to set the clocks an hour ahead, before going to bed Saturday night, or early Sunday morning.
Clocks will “spring” forward at 2 a.m. Sunday in accordance with Daylight Saving Time.
The time change will last until Nov. 10 when clocks will fall back and the country returns to standard time.
Lawrence Fire Division Chief Eve Tolefree wants Lawrence residents to remember to change something else as well, while they have a chair or step-ladder out.
“This (the time change) is a good twice-a-year reminder to change your smoke alarm batteries,” she said. “It’s the simplest and most effective way to reduce death and injuries from fires.”
Daylight Saving Time Facts
• The creation of modern Daylight Saving Time is generally credited to English native George Vernon Hudson, who floated the idea in 1895.
• Daylight Saving Time was first used by Austria, Germany and their World War I allies in 1916 in an effort to save energy. England and its allies soon also adopted Daylight Saving Time.
• Daylight Saving Time was officially adopted in the U.S. by Congress in 1918. However, the measure was so unpopular with the public that Congress repealed it the next year, overriding President Woodrow Wilson’s veto to preserve the time change. Daylight Saving Time was reinstated year-round during World War II from 1942 to 1945 but didn’t become observed nationally until 1966 with the passage of the Uniform Time Act.
• The states of Hawaii and Arizona do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
• Benjamin Franklin recommended a concept similar to Daylight Saving Time in 1748 while in France, citing the amount of candles that could be saved by making time changes.