Reminder: Fall Back Sunday, November 5, 2017

Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour, and change your batteries in your smoke detectors on Sunday, November 5, 2017!

Did you know Daylight Saving Time started in the United States when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law in 1918? Initially proposed to help farmers with crops and harvesting, some say the truth is that department stores pushed for adjusting the clocks looking for another hour of shopping time in the afternoon and evenings. A 1975 study by the US Department of Transportation showed that DST accounted for a saving of about one percent a day in electricity use. Only 2 states currently do not participate in the US in Daylight Saving Time – Hawaii and Arizona.

 

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