Daylight savings wasn't always the norm

March 10, 2012|By Scott Dance

It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S.

Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S. lagged Germany in adopting it as a wartime policy during World War I, and it was brought back for World War II.

It didn’t begin as we know it today until 1966.

Don't forget to set your clocks forward tomorrow.

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