The time change begins on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., when clocks are moved forward by one hour.
My only thinking on this is because some wise person decided early morning was the least disruptive time of day. (I guess this guy wasn’t ever a college student) Now, moving time forward or back an hour at that time doesn’t change the date, which avoids confusion, which is a good thing for a society that hold beebers, crashdasians and lohans as demigods. You may ask, do all states observe daylight savings time? Hawaii and most of Arizona do not, but this probably has something to do with that wacky sheriff. Other U.S. territories that do not observe D.S.T. include American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
D.S. T. was an ingenious idea is to save electricity because some genius told somebody else higher than him/her in a form of authority that there were more hours of natural light.
Again . . . not true.
Studies show the savings to be squat. Personally, I think the reason is Yoopers up north just feel better about the prospect of more daylight after being trapped for months in a cold dark winter. Historically, the first inkling of D.S. T. was first drafted in 1784 by none other than that kite-flying genius Benjamin Franklin. Seems among his numerous accomplishments, the guy found the time to write an essay on “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light.” However, his foresight failed to see the light of day (pun included) until 1883, when the U.S. railroads instituted a standardized time for their train schedules. During the First World War to conserve energy, D.S. T. was instituted nationally, but it was repealed after the war.
It became the national time again during World War II. (Seems war is a common thread here)
Congress finally enacted the Uniform Time Act in 1966, which standardized the beginning and end of daylight time for the states that decided they wanted to observe it. In 1974 and 1975, the energy crisis moved Congress to enact earlier daylight start times, which were reversed when the crisis was over.
Daylight Saving Times had always been in April—until the Energy Policy Act of 2005 ordered the earlier start time to begin in March 2007.