INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time starts on March 8th at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to move your clocks AHEAD one hour.  Yes, we will loose an hour of sleep, but just make sure you get 7-8 hours and shouldn’t affect you too much!


The best summary of Interesting Facts I found online was a CNN report on December 23, 2014. It consolidated about 5-6 other online interesting articles I read on the history of how we got Daylight Saving Time.


Besides the history of Daylight Saving Time, here are some interesting facts I found on several other websites:


In the 50’s and 60’s each U.S. locality could decide their own Daylight Savings Time.  In one year 23 different DST were recorded.  For a train ride from Ohio to W. Virginia, passengers had to change their watches 7 times for 35 miles!


Voter Turnout - In 2006 DST was end of October. In 2007 changed to first Sunday in November hoping to encourage Voter Turnout. In 2021, 2027 and 2032 this will actually fall after Election Day.


Amtrak - Love this one.  When clocks fall back in November, Amtrak trains stop at 2:00 a.m. and wait for an hour before going on. So, if you are on an overnight Amtrak that night..don’t think the train broke!


Birthdays:   DST can change order of twins birthdays!  In fall, one baby can be born at  1:55 and sibling born 10 minutes later at 1:05!

In spring there is a gap when no babies are born between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.!


Have you ever had a situation where Daylight Savings time as impacted your life?  Miss a train or flight? Show up for work  or appointment late?


Remember, this Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 a.m. to move your clocks one hour ahead.  And, look forward to having that extra hour of sunlight at night for a barbecue when you get home from work!


Barbara Bartell Headshot
Author:
Phone: 914-523-5087
Dated: March 4th 2015
Views: 106
About Barbara: About Barbara Bartell, CPC, SRES®: Barbara believes that communication is the key to a successfu...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME - Daylight Saving Time starts on March
WHAT QUESTIONS REAL ESTATE AGENTS CANT ANSWER - You are relocating to a new state or
Zillow Announces Enhancements To Zestimate Home Values - So I just got an E-mail from Zillow'
Downtown New Rochelle Getting An Exciting Facelift - As a downtown New Rochelle resident

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login. (Privacy Policy)

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

J. Philip Real Estate LLC
522 North State Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY
914-502-3255
914-470-1124

Other Locations