People in the United States set their clocks back at the end of Daylight Savings Time every year, which usually occurs in October or November. Not all countries in the world use Daylight Saving Time, but many do. It is most popular in the Western Hemisphere.
Similarly, people in countries that use Daylight Saving Time set their clocks forward an hour on a date in the spring. Daylight Savings Time was proposed in 1895 to promote more efficient use of daylight. It was first used in 1916 by Germany, and many countries followed suit. Not all countries shift their clocks by an hour; some use a 20- or 40-minute shift.Learn More
Millennials are people who may have been born between the year 1982 and the year 2002. They are considered to be among the most privileged generation on Earth, since they were born at a time of great technological advancement and general education.Full Answer >
B.C. and A.D. are short for "Before Christ" and "Anno Domini," respectively. The latter is a shortened form of the Medieval Latin phrase "Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi," which translates as "In The Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ."Full Answer >
There are 52 recognized work weeks in a year. This is based on a regular calendar year in the United States where employees work a 40-hour work week.Full Answer >
For 2014, in California, there are 251 business days. The number of business days varies each year depending on the day of the week the year begins, whether it is a leap year and if their have been changes to public holidays.Full Answer >