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Daylight Saving Time was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in the late 1700's, and the modern idea was introduced by George Vernon Hudson in 1895.

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William Sword Frost, mayor of Orillia, Ontario, introduced daylight saving time in the municipality during his tenure from 1911 to 1912.

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History of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Who invented it and in what year? What is the purpose of having a time change every year and when did Daylight ...

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Mar 9, 2012 ... As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms and microwaves, explore eight facts about daylight saving time that might surprise you.

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Nov 4, 2016 ... As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end once again, it's time to debunk some of the longstanding myths about the practice's history.

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Rationale and original idea. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called " Summer Time" in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight.

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Feb 9, 2015 ... Daylight Saving Time has always been as controversial as the day is long. First enacted as an energy-saving measure during World War I — on ...

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Apr 3, 2005 ... History: How the concept of Daylight Saving Time came to be implemented.

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The question of a better use of daylight was raised by Benjamin Franklin, one of America's Founding Fathers, while he was posted in Paris in the 1780s.

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Many reasons have been thrown out about the purpose of daylight savings time ( DST); however some of them are not true. For example, it is not true that it was ...