Archive for Thursday, March 7, 2013

Daylight Saving Time goes into effect Sunday

March 7, 2013


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 However, the measure was so unpopular with the public that Congress repealed it the next year, overriding President Woodrow Wilson’s veto to preserve the time change.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.


JayhawkFan1985 4 years, 11 months ago

Why not 2 am SATURDAY? That would give most of us 2 nights to adjust to losing an hour of sleep. Or, better yet, why not 2 pm Friday so we could get off work an hour earlier...

4 years, 11 months ago

If I ever become king, this will be the first thing that goes.

gccs14r 4 years, 11 months ago

I still want to go the other way. DST in summer, and double DST in winter. I hate it when the sun has already set when I get off work.

blindrabbit 4 years, 11 months ago

Best day of the year for working people who enjoy outdoor activities. Most of the gripers are those that are closeted away from the open air, drivelling on their laptops, ensconced in video games or prisoned away in their cubic feet Wondering Kapaa, ImRon, Biil Hoyt and theBCman the last time you got out "And Smelled the Daisys".

blindrabbit 4 years, 11 months ago

kapaa: then why so stressed because the rest of us trying to optimize our daylight hours. I thought Hawaii was the least stressed State in the Union!!

Bill Lee 4 years, 11 months ago

Daylight Savings Time DOES NOT GO INTO EFFECT SUNDAY!!! It is already in effect. It ends Sunday for this year.

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 4 years, 11 months ago

I HATE having to change the many clocks and devices with clocks we have. It is a twice yearly nightmare. I wish they would leave the damn time alone !!

UneasyRider 4 years, 11 months ago

Wish we kept daylight savings time year round. Hate coming home the dark with standard time.

jafs 4 years, 11 months ago

I'd say we should split the difference and leave the clocks alone.

What's wrong with that idea?

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