General · 31st October 2015
Editors & a bit of wiki
Tonight is notable for two reasons: one, Halloween, and two, Daylight Saving Time begins and we all get an extra hour of sleep.
Quick history: US inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of DST in 1784, but modern Daylight Saving Time first saw the light of day in 1895 when New Zealander George Vernon Hudson presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift. The first country to actually do the deed? Germany implemented DST on April 30, 1916 when clocks were set forward at 2300 hours, or 11 pm.
Be part of history tonight just by sleeping that extra hour! For those who need to know, you turn the clock forward by an hour at 1am on Sunday March 27, 2016.
Comment by Stewart on 3rd November 2015
ENDS not begins--keep it all year