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Daylight Savings time?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492102907 | Category: Resume design engineer mechanical

Daylight Savings Time in 2017 is here. Here is the date and the time to set your clock back. Losing an hour of sleep on Sunday March 12.

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  1. author
    heavyfish426 18 Jan 2017 09:35

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

  2. author
    hide1003 18 Jan 2017 08:21

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

    Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia , the leading city in the colonies, publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette at the age of 23. [7] He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard''''s Almanack , which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders". After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle , a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

    His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America''''s most influential Founding Fathers have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill , warships , and the names of many towns , counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.

    1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”
    Many people render the term’s second word in its plural form. However, since the word “saving” acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb, the singular is grammatically correct.

    4. Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.
    It took World War I for Willett’s dream to come true, but on April 30, 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity. (He may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland.) Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”

    DoughRoller receives compensation from some companies issuing financial products, like credit cards and bank accounts, that appear on this site. Unless a post is clearly marked "Sponsored", however, products mentioned in editorial articles and reviews are based on the author's subjective assessment of their value to readers, not compensation. Compensation may impact how and where products appear on non-editorial pages (e.g., comparison or "marketplace" pages). That said, our standard is that we will never accept advertising from a product which we wouldn't use ourselves.

    D aylight Saving Time is the semi-annual ritual of setting our clocks one hour forward or back depending on the season. “Spring forward...fall back” is the familiar reminder of which direction we should adjust our clocks. But why do we have DST and where did it come from? It turns out that Daylight Saving Time has a rich history spanning hundreds of years and two World Wars. So let’s take a brief journey through time to understanding the origin and purpose of this time travel trickery.

  3. author
    yellowladybug867 18 Jan 2017 09:31

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

    Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia , the leading city in the colonies, publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette at the age of 23. [7] He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard''''''''s Almanack , which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders". After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle , a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

    His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America''''''''s most influential Founding Fathers have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill , warships , and the names of many towns , counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.

    1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”
    Many people render the term’s second word in its plural form. However, since the word “saving” acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb, the singular is grammatically correct.

    4. Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.
    It took World War I for Willett’s dream to come true, but on April 30, 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity. (He may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland.) Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”

    DoughRoller receives compensation from some companies issuing financial products, like credit cards and bank accounts, that appear on this site. Unless a post is clearly marked "Sponsored", however, products mentioned in editorial articles and reviews are based on the author''s subjective assessment of their value to readers, not compensation. Compensation may impact how and where products appear on non-editorial pages (e.g., comparison or "marketplace" pages). That said, our standard is that we will never accept advertising from a product which we wouldn''t use ourselves.

    D aylight Saving Time is the semi-annual ritual of setting our clocks one hour forward or back depending on the season. “Spring forward.fall back” is the familiar reminder of which direction we should adjust our clocks. But why do we have DST and where did it come from? It turns out that Daylight Saving Time has a rich history spanning hundreds of years and two World Wars. So let’s take a brief journey through time to understanding the origin and purpose of this time travel trickery.

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  4. author
    miyabunbun 18 Jan 2017 04:47

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

  5. author
    orangebutterfly366 18 Jan 2017 03:47

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

    Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia , the leading city in the colonies, publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette at the age of 23. [7] He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Almanack , which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders". After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle , a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

    His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s most influential Founding Fathers have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill , warships , and the names of many towns , counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.

    1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”
    Many people render the term’s second word in its plural form. However, since the word “saving” acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb, the singular is grammatically correct.

    4. Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.
    It took World War I for Willett’s dream to come true, but on April 30, 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity. (He may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland.) Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”

    DoughRoller receives compensation from some companies issuing financial products, like credit cards and bank accounts, that appear on this site. Unless a post is clearly marked "Sponsored", however, products mentioned in editorial articles and reviews are based on the author''''''''s subjective assessment of their value to readers, not compensation. Compensation may impact how and where products appear on non-editorial pages (e.g., comparison or "marketplace" pages). That said, our standard is that we will never accept advertising from a product which we wouldn''''''''t use ourselves.

    D aylight Saving Time is the semi-annual ritual of setting our clocks one hour forward or back depending on the season. “Spring forward.fall back” is the familiar reminder of which direction we should adjust our clocks. But why do we have DST and where did it come from? It turns out that Daylight Saving Time has a rich history spanning hundreds of years and two World Wars. So let’s take a brief journey through time to understanding the origin and purpose of this time travel trickery.

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    What better way to learn about Benjamin Franklin than to hear from the man himself? Franklin wrote avidly throughout his life. His Autobiography , though never finished, remains the most widely read memoir of all time. He also penned essays for newspapers, letters to family and friends, and his infamous Poor Richard’s aphorisms. The websites listed below contain primary source documents that are required reading for Franklin scholars of all levels.

    These sites contain lesson plans, links to other resources online and in print, and an array of tools for teachers aiming to bring Benjamin Franklin into the classroom.

  6. author
    goldenpanda323 18 Jan 2017 06:00

    The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during his stay as an American delegate in Paris in 1784, in an essay, "An Economical Project." The idea was first advocated seriously by London builder William Willett (1857-1915) in the pamphlet, "Waste of Daylight" (1907), that proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes on each of four Sundays in April, and retarding them by the same amount on four Sundays in September. As he was taking an early morning a ride through Petts Wood, near Croydon, Willett was struck by the fact that the blinds of nearby houses were closed, even though the sun was fully risen. When questioned as to why he didn t simply get up an hour earlier, Willett replied with typical British humor, "What?" In his pamphlet "The Waste of Daylight" he wrote: "Everyone appreciates the long, light evenings. Everyone laments their shortage as autumn approaches; and everyone has given utterance to regret that the clear, bright light of an early morning during spring and summer months is so seldom seen or used." There are 7 pages to this article and it is interesting.↨ http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html

  7. author
    User1490111133 18 Jan 2017 01:16

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

    Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia , the leading city in the colonies, publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette at the age of 23. [7] He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard''''''''''''''''s Almanack , which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders". After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle , a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

    His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America''''''''''''''''s most influential Founding Fathers have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill , warships , and the names of many towns , counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.

    1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”
    Many people render the term’s second word in its plural form. However, since the word “saving” acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb, the singular is grammatically correct.

    4. Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.
    It took World War I for Willett’s dream to come true, but on April 30, 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity. (He may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland.) Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”

    DoughRoller receives compensation from some companies issuing financial products, like credit cards and bank accounts, that appear on this site. Unless a post is clearly marked "Sponsored", however, products mentioned in editorial articles and reviews are based on the author''''s subjective assessment of their value to readers, not compensation. Compensation may impact how and where products appear on non-editorial pages (e.g., comparison or "marketplace" pages). That said, our standard is that we will never accept advertising from a product which we wouldn''''t use ourselves.

    D aylight Saving Time is the semi-annual ritual of setting our clocks one hour forward or back depending on the season. “Spring forward.fall back” is the familiar reminder of which direction we should adjust our clocks. But why do we have DST and where did it come from? It turns out that Daylight Saving Time has a rich history spanning hundreds of years and two World Wars. So let’s take a brief journey through time to understanding the origin and purpose of this time travel trickery.

    Sign up for the Snopes.com newsletter and get daily updates on all the best rumors, news and legends delivered straight to your inbox.

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  8. author
    User1491398864 18 Jan 2017 09:25

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

    Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia , the leading city in the colonies, publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette at the age of 23. [7] He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard''s Almanack , which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders". After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle , a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

    His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America''s most influential Founding Fathers have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill , warships , and the names of many towns , counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.

    1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”
    Many people render the term’s second word in its plural form. However, since the word “saving” acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb, the singular is grammatically correct.

    4. Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.
    It took World War I for Willett’s dream to come true, but on April 30, 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity. (He may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland.) Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”

  9. author
    whiteladybug500 17 Jan 2017 22:26

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

  10. author
    сталк всегда следит 18 Jan 2017 03:05

    Benjamin Franklin Excerpts and commentary on the essay in Journal de Paris, on April 26, 1784 Read full essay.

  11. author
    User1491874869 18 Jan 2017 00:16

    To make the best of the hours that we have light for during winter. It doesnt make sense to be sleeping through the sunlight in winter and the sun not setting til like 1am in some places during summer, so they change it.

  12. author
    User1491996995 17 Jan 2017 23:11

    Click here essay on daylight savings benjamin franklin

    Daylight Savings Time in 2017 is here. Here is the date and the time to set your clock back. Losing an hour of sleep on Sunday March 12.

  13. author
    User1491546529 18 Jan 2017 06:39

    At the age of 78, in a moment of whimsey, Benjamin Franklin wrote An Economical Project , a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting. He included several funny regulations that Paris might adopt to help. Over two centuries later, nations around the world use a variation of his concept to conserve energy and more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.

    Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise. Surprised to find his room filled with light, Franklin at first imagined that a number of the new oil lamps were the source, but he soon perceived the light to be originating from the outside. Looking out the window, Franklin saw the sun rising above the horizon, its rays pouring through the open shutters.

    The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called Summer Time in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Glide your cursor over the map to see how changing the clocks affects different latitudes.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention. Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime.com for more information.

    Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

    Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia , the leading city in the colonies, publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette at the age of 23. [7] He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard's Almanack , which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders". After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle , a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

    His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America's most influential Founding Fathers have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill , warships , and the names of many towns , counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.