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Pat Shingleton: On Time and In Time

2 years 6 months 2 weeks ago November 02, 2014 Nov 2, 2014 Sunday, November 02 2014 November 02, 2014 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

We said goodbye to Daylight-Saving Time this morning, also referred to as "summer-time" in many areas of the world. Daylight-Saving-Time makes the sun "set" one hour later and reduces the period between sunset and bedtime by one hour. The idea was first mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 and was first advocated by London builder William Wellett in his pamphlet "Waste of Daylight." He proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes over four Sundays in April and retarding them by the same amount over four Sundays in September. In 1916, England followed Germany and adopted "British Summer Time." During World War II, clocks were put two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time then called Double Summer Time. Days will be getting shorter and nights longer.

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