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!
Author:Barbara Bartell Phone: 914-523-5087 Dated: March 4th 2015 Views: 106 About Barbara: About Barbara Bartell, CPC, SRES®:
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