Clocks fall back Sunday


Daylight savings time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Many accredit the idea of daylight savings time to Benjamin Franklin, who suggested rising earlier in the morning and going to bed earlier in the evening would make better usage of daylight hours and save more candles.

During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law instituting daylight savings time as a way to support the war effort. However, after the war, the law was repealed.

Many cities used daylight savings time following World War I and again in World War II. This made it very confusing for buses, broadcast stations and other institutions to determine which time schedule they were supposed to use.

In 1966, Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which standardized daylight savings time.

Since then, daylight savings time has started on the last Sunday of April and ended on the last Sunday of October. Some cities choose not to participate in daylight savings time and have been permitted to do so through local ordinances. Hawaii, Indiana and many parts of Arizona do not change their clocks for daylight savings time.

This weekend marks the last weekend of October, which means at 2 a.m., clocks are reset an hour behind schedule. Most phones and electronic devices will do this automatically.

The time will not change again until daylight savings time begins March 13, 2016.

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