(PIX11) — Time to “Fall Back” to Eastern Standard Time; Daylight-Saving Time is history come 2 a.m. Sunday.
That means you’ll have to set your clocks and watches back an hour, or don’t be surprised if you show up fashionably early to church, brunch or any event with an official start time.
It’s believed Founding Father Benjamin Franklin suggested the idea in 1784, the thought being people would enjoy an extra hour of sunlight and conserve on 18-Century energy sources, like candles and oil. Today, the idea is to keep the electrical bill down, by turning the lights on an hour later.
The idea really took hold, however, during World War I, when the United States and Europe adopted Daylight-Saving Time, allowing factories to pump up materiel production during the extra hours of daylight between April and October.
Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe Daylight-Saving Time — but the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona does. Also not observing DST are the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
And while you’re turning about the clocks, check all your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re in working order. And while you’re at it, change the batteries!
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