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Time change cuts an hour, gains sunlight


Springing ahead one hour on Saturday night, that is, moving clocks from 1:59 a.m. to 3 a.m., and also means that Daylight Savings Time turns 100 years old. Historically, beginning on March 19, 1918, the federal government prompted a one hour time change as a way to conserve coal during World War I. The practice stopped later in the year, though it was nationally enacted again in 1966. Literally, the time between 2-3 a.m. on Sunday does not exist. We simply jump ahead an hour. That logic has prompted the question, “Why can’t spring daylight savings time happen at 4 p.m. on a Friday?” The reverse will happen on Sunday, November 4th, when we “fall back” at 2 a.m. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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