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George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist and astronomer, invented the modern idea of Daylight Savings Time in 1895.
Benjamin Franklin proposed some ideas similar to Daylight Savings Time in the late 1700's. William Willett independently came up with DST in 1905, and was responsible for its adoption in 1916.

Daylight saving time - Wikipedia

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Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer .... George Hudson invented modern DST, proposing it first in 1895. Modern DST was first proposed by the N...

The History of Daylight Saving Time - Timeanddate.com

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. ... American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay called ...

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time - History in ...

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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.

Did Benjamin Franklin Invent Daylight Savings Time? | Smart News ...

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Mar 8, 2013 ... Ben Franklin, inventor of all things sky-related. Image: Library of Congress. The creation of DST is usually credited to George Vernon Hudson, ...

Who Invented Daylight Saving Time? | Heavy.com

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Oct 29, 2016 ... We have a insect collector from New Zealand to thank for Daylight Saving Time, which ends on November 6.

The Origins of Daylight Saving Time : snopes.com

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History: How the concept of Daylight Saving Time came to be implemented.

History & info - Daylight Saving Time idea from Benjamin Franklin

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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.

Who invented daylight savings time? | Reference.com

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New Zealander George Vernon Hudson was the first to suggest the concept that has become known as Daylight Savings Time. In 1895, he presented a paper to ...

The History of Daylight Saving Time - National Geographic News

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Mar 31, 2006 ... Next year, daylight saving time will begin three weeks earlier, on March ... that responsibility to the newly created Department of Transportation.