Sunday, March 18, 2012

This Day in History March 19, 1918

Okay, first of all, I am sorry that I completely forgot to post anything for the 18th.  I was so distraught yesterday that it just slipped my mind.  And I was gone all day.  I decided to give myself the permission to skip it.

Daylight Savings Time.  This date in 1918 was when it first observed.  It would seem that originally Daylight Savings Time was to help conserve energy.  I can kind of see that, but I am not 100 percent sure how much it helped. And from doing just some cursory research, Daylight Savings Time is fraught with controversy.

Evidently, Benjamin Franklin originally conceived by Benjamin  Franklin.  Also, Daylight Savings time is not mandated by the government.  There are several states/territories that do not celebrate it.  My view is that I would rather not ever change--either remain on DST or don't ever go on it.  But I'm not in charge, and I have no say.  I guess that is left to those that make the big bucks.

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