This Sunday, November 5th at 2:00am, Daylight Savings Time ends.
Remember to set your clocks back one hour.
Did you know…
- The United States didn’t start until 1918, which we adopted from our Canadian neighbors from the North.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was the major backer for the policy. They argued that Americans getting off work while it was still light out meant they would be more likely to go out in the evening.
- In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the “Uniform Time Act”. This set in place the standard six months of Daylight Savings Time and six months of Standard Time. States had to either adopt Daylight Savings or opt out. Hawaii and most of Arizona are the only states that do not practice this policy.
- By 1986, the U.S. started observing seven month – the extra month added between $200 million and $400 million to the golf industry and barbecue equipment manufacturers. Since 2005, the U.S. has been observing eight months of Daylight Savings Time.
Acker, Lizzy, The Oregonian, and OregonLive. When does daylight saving(s) time 2016 end? Get ready to change your clocks this weekend. OregonLive.com, 4 Nov. 2016. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.
Waxman, Olivia B. The real reason why daylight saving time is a thing. TIME.com, 4 Nov. 2016. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.