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 (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...
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of
daylight. ... American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay
Mar 9, 2012 ... As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms and microwaves, explore eight
facts about daylight saving time that might surprise you.
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, ...
Oct 29, 2016 ... We have a insect collector from New Zealand to thank for Daylight Saving Time,
which ends on November 6.
History: How the concept of Daylight Saving Time came to be implemented.
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.
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 ...
Mar 31, 2006 ... Next year, daylight saving time will begin three weeks earlier, on March ... that
responsibility to the newly created Department of Transportation.