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2014 Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday March 9th at 2 a.m.

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For most Americans, Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9th, at 2 a.m. as we adjust our clocks ahead 1 hour. States like Arizona and Hawaii don’t have to adjust their clocks each year since the federal government doesn’t require states and territories to observe Daylight Saving Time.

Many times Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time confuse people as many of us forget when we go forward an hour and when we go back an hour. Best rule of thumb is to remember the old saying “spring forward, fall back”. Annually, Daylight Savings Time begins in the Spring and ends in the Fall.

So, with all that being said…don’t forget to set your alarm clocks, microwaves, ovens, watches, and sometimes phones ahead an hour before you go to sleep this Saturday night. The reason I say ‘some phones’ is because many devices automatically adjust based on network settings.

If you’re awake late at night, then at 2am Sunday morning, remember to move your clock ahead 1 hour (to 3am).

Losing that hour of sleep will be tough to get used to, but eventually we all will. Until we’re used to it, it’s probably best to stay out of my way because I get grouchy without enough sleep.

For those interested, here’s a brief history of Daylight Saving Time:

Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern DST was not proposed until 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift to the Wellington Philosophical Society.

The conception of DST was mainly credited to an English builder, William Willett in 1905, when he presented the idea to advance the clock during the summer months. His proposal was published two years later and introduced to the House of Commons in February 1908. The first Daylight Saving Bill was examined by a select committee but was never made into a law. It was not until World War I, in 1916, that DST was adopted and implemented by several countries in Europe who initially rejected the idea.

via: timeanddate.com

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