This weekend we have to set the clocks back an hour.
Back in 1784 Benjamin Franklin had an idea to save candles by waking up earlier in the day to get things done during daylight. It is said he proposed a tax on window shutters and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons early in the morning...
I am a fan of Daylight Saving Time, that extra hour of daylight is such a lift emotional after a long and brutal winter. So, we spring forward an hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, but have you ever wonder how this all started?
We go from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time this Sunday which means we set the clocks back an hour. The idea of daylight saving goes back to Ben Franklin in 1784 but the Daylight Saving Time we have now began during WWll when President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a year-round Daylight Saving Time known as ‘War Time’.