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SPRING FORWARD THIS SUNDAY!

 


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REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT...YOU WILL LOOSE AN HOUR OF SLEEP, AND WON'T GET IT BACK UNTIL NOVEMBER.

A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME....
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FIRST SUGGESTED DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IN 1784, BUT MODERN DST WAS NOT PROPOSED UNTIL 1895 WHEN AN ENTOMOLOGIST FROM NEW ZEALAND, GEORGE VERNON HUDSON, PRESENTED A PROPOSAL FOR A TWO-HOUR DAYLIGHT SAVING SHIFT TO THE WELLINGTON PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.

THE CONCEPTION OF DST WAS MAINLY CREDITED TO AN ENGLISH BUILDER, WILLIAM WILLETT IN 1905, WHEN HE PRESENTED THE IDEA TO ADVANCE THE CLOCK DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. HIS PROPOSAL WAS PUBLISHED TWO YEARS LATER AND INTRODUCED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN FEBRUARY 1908. THE FIRST DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL WAS EXAMINED BY A SELECT COMMITTEE BUT WAS NEVER MADE INTO A LAW. IT WAS NOT UNTIL WORLD WAR I, IN 1916, THAT DST WAS ADOPTED AND IMPLEMENTED BY SEVERAL COUNTRIES IN EUROPE WHO INITIALLY REJECTED THE IDEA.






 

 

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