Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight saving time 2020 will end at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1, 2020, so turn your clock BACK before you retire Saturday night.

Remember, spring forward, fall back!

This is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

According to CNBC and, Benjamin Franklin first introduced the idea of daylight saving time in a 1784 essay titled “An Economical Project.”  This proposal didn’t really gain any traction until WWI when it was used as a way to save energy.

Several other countries adopted this idea about saving electricity, but the US didn’t pass the law “to save daylight” until 1918 and it allowed individual state governments to decide whether they wanted to continue with the time change.

The law resurfaced during WWII but after the war, the time change decision was again left to each state. Some states kept it and others abandoned it. Daylight saving time didn’t officially become law until 1966, under the Uniform Time Act.

The good news is that when you turn your clock BACK before you retire Saturday night, you will gain an extra hour of sleep!  The not-so-good news is the fact that the days are shorter in the winter which will be more evident since it will be dark earlier.

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