Ben Franklin is often given credit for the idea of Daylight Saving Time. However, a British man named William Willett led the first push to put this idea into action. He believed that the United Kingdom should advance its clocks by 80 minutes between April and October to enjoy the weather. He published a brochure in 1907 titled “The Waste of Daylight” and promoted his idea to the masses. The British Parliament did not implement Willett’s idea.
Most recently, the Florida Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act on Tuesday, which would keep the state in perpetual Daylight Saving Time mode. However, they can't actually do that: "The federal government controls the nation’s time zones, as well as the start and end dates of Daylight Saving Time. States can choose to exempt themselves from daylight saving time — Arizona and Hawaii do — but nothing in federal law allows them to exempt themselves from Standard Time."
Don’t forget to move your clocks (be they digital or analog) forward one hour before you go to bed this Saturday night!
Don’t forget to move your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 10!