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Sunday, November 2nd marks the end of Daylight Savings time. This mean it's time to fall back by moving your clocks back one hour.

The History of Daylight Savings Time:
Modern Daylight Savings Time was first proposed by a New Zealand entomologist named George Vernon Hudson, whose shift-work job gave him time to collect insects, and led him to value after-hours daylight. In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift, and after considerable interest was expressed in New Zealand he followed up with an 1898 paper.

Many publications incorrectly credit daylight savings time to an English builder and outdoors man named William Willett, who independently conceived DST in 1905. He was an avid golfer and he disliked cutting short his round at dusk. His solution was to advance the clock during the summer months, a proposal he published two years later.The proposal was taken up by Parliament, and the first Daylight Saving Bill was sent to the House of Commons in February 1908. A select committee was set up to examine the issue, but Pearce's bill did not become law, and several other bills failed in the following years. Willett lobbied for the proposal in the UK until his death in 1915.

During WWI, DST was used as a way to conserve coal in wartime. The United States adopted it in 1918.


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