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Daylight Savings Time

3/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch here to remind you that daylight savings time begins at 2:00 A.M. Set your clocks forward one hour.

THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Does changing the clocks really provide benefits? We’ll let you be the judge. 

BLAME BEN?

Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” written in 1784, is the earliest known proposal to “save” daylight. It was whimsical in tone, advocating laws to compel citizens to rise at the crack of dawn to save the expense of candlelight:

Every morning, as soon as the Sun rises, let all the bells in every church be set ringing: and if that is not sufficient, let cannon be fired in every street to wake the sluggards effectually… . Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable that he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening.”

Source:The Old Farmers Almanac.

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