It is that time of the year… The time to “Fall Back” by an hour because it is Daylight Saving. The first Saturday in November is when Daylight Saving Time ends. Please share with your family and friends.
“Fast Time,” the original name for Daylight Saving Time, was first introduced in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law to support the war effort during World War I. Only seven months after the conflict’s end, Congress repealed the time change in 1919, although some cities, notably New York, Boston, and Chicago, continued to use it. War brought nationwide usage again when Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed year-round Daylight Saving Time in 1942.
For more than two decades — from 1945 to 1966 — there were no uniform rules for Daylight Saving Time. States could start and end daylight saving whenever wanted, thereby causing widespread confusion especially for train and bus schedules, and the broadcast industry. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which set the last Sunday of April as the beginning and the last Sunday of October as the end of Daylight Saving Time.
Lafayette Woods, Jr.