UNDATED (KTRE) – We "spring forward in March and "fall back" in November as most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
The practice is controversial. Proponents say adding daylight to afternoons benefits retailers, sports events and other activities that use sunlight after working hours.
Opponents say it's a problem for farmers, evening entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun, in addition to complicating timekeeping, disruptive to some technical devices and sleep patterns.
Saving the daylight, or getting rid of it was originally an idea of Ben Franklin in the 1870's. But Angelina College History Professor Daniel Rankin explains, it wasn't adopted in the U-S until World War I. "It was a way to save energy."
"Under LBJ we passed the uniform time law, time Act," which meant during World War II, time changed yearly. "We didn't spring forward fall back. We transferred year around 1942-1945."
The U-S finally settled on a routine of making time adjustments twice a year, once in the spring and autumn.
By the way, Sunday, November 7 at 2 a.m. you'll need to set your clocks back one hour.
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