This Saturday night before you go to bed, you will want to be sure to turn your clocks forward by one hour. Daylight Savings time begins this weekend. Time Change is actually at 2 AM on Sunday Morning, but if you don’t want to be late for church Sunday, be sure to set your clock forward before you go to bed.
Daylight saving and standard time were made into law in 1918, as a way to save energy, according to the U.S. Na-val Observatory. But the idea goes back further, and Benjamin Franklin is widely credited as an advocate.
But that original act didn’t last long. The law was repealed in 1919 and then re-established nationally during World War II. In 1966, the Uniform Time Act standardized the beginning and ending dates of Daylight Saving Time, although several changes were made over the years.
In 2005, former president George W. Bush signed an energy policy bill that extended Daylight Savings Time by four weeks. It now begins on the second Sunday of March and ends the first Sunday in November.
Only Hawaii and Arizona do not observe Daylight Savings Time.