Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 4th

The time will officially change on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 a.m. local time. The public is advised to remember to set their clocks back 1 hour in observance of this change.

Did You Know? Although Benjamin Franklin is widely credited with conceiving the idea of Daylight Saving Time, this is actually not historically factual. Many ancient cultures, such as the Romans, adjusted their time throughout the course of the year in order to stay on track with the “solar time” or trajectory of the sun during the day.

The first individual who is actually credited with campaigning for Daylight Saving Time is William Willet, an Englishman who spent years of his life lobbying the governments of the United States and Great Britain to adjust the time during the Spring and Summer.

Daylight Saving Time was eventually implemented in the United States as a measure to save coal oil in oil burning lamps during World War I.