The Somewhat Interesting Beginning of Daylight Savings

Daylight saving is one of the most polarizing holidays. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some people don’t realize it’s even a holiday. Many people don’t know much about daylight savings, probably because they don’t care, but the history of daylight saving is surprisingly interesting.

          The idea of changing our clock’s hours to match hours of natural sunlight was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. Of course, people didn’t listen to him until after he was dead. 

          Later during world war 1, Australia, Great Britain, Germany and the USA decided to use Franklin’s smart idea. According to the article Daylight-Saving-Time, these countries changed their clock hours so they could utilize sunlight and save resources. 

          Nowadays, the Northern hemisphere moves their clocks one hour ahead in Spring and one hour back in Autumn. While this process may be a pain, it is a convenient pain. This year, daylight savings is on November 7th. Remember to pay attention to the upcoming change so you don’t mess up your schedule.