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  1. 1. daylight savings time home privacy archive enter keywords here...  Daylight Savings Time Sunday we get to spring ahead by winding the clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time. By Derrick Williams Daylight saving time starts at 2 am Sunday. Patch At 2 am on the morning of Sunday, March 11, well be springing our clocks forward— and ... Share | Posted by on Daylight Savings Time Editor Caitlin Burgess: Heard some news you want us to check o u t ? L e t m e k n o w : Admin Patch Newsletter Nearby Southwest Minneapolis Patch Edina Patch Mendota Heights Patch St. At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11, well be springing our clocks forward—and losing an hour of the day, for Daylight Saving Time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later. You may have noticed the annual tradition of Daylight Saving Time has crept forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date— adding more Daylight Saving Time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4. Around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that observes Daylight Saving Time, according to On the other
  2. 2. hand, 164 dont observe the time change at all. Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, but Britain and Germany began using the concept in World War I to conserve energy, the Washington Post observes. The U.S. used Daylight Saving Time for a brief time during the war, but it didnt become widely accepted in the States until after the second World War. In 1966, the Uniform Time Act outlined that clocks should be set forward on the last Sunday in April and set back the last Sunday in October. That law was amended in 1986 to start daylight saving time on the first Sunday in April, though the new system wasnt implemented until 1987. The end date was not changed, however, and remained the last Sunday in October until 2006. Today, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. The time change will precede the first day of spring and the vernal equinox, which is set to take place at 1:14 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 20. [["validates_presence_of",{"message":"Hey, you forgot to let us know how you feel u2014 please enter a comment."}],["validates_length_of",{"too_long":"Easy there, T o l s t o y . Y o u r c o m m e n t c a n n o t e x c e e d 1 5 0 0 characters.","maximum":1500,"allow_blank":true}]] House Passes Ellison Resolution Condemning Iran’s Treatment of Pastor Youcef Reflecting on Whitney Houstons Death, Whats Your Favorite Song? Colleen Carey: ‘100 Percent Affordable Housing Doesn’t Make Sense’ Follow-Up: Richfield Police Looking for Missing Vehicle from Double Stabbing Incident Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time 2012 Starts Sunday Updated: [["validates_presence_of",{"message":"Please enter your email address."}], ["validates_format_of",{"with":["^([^@s]+)@((?:[-a-z0-9]+.)+[a-z]{2,}) $","i"],"message":"Your email address is not formatted properly. Please try entering it again."}]] Enter your tip here and it will be sent straight to Caitlin Burgess, Kathryn Nelson, and Drew Miller, Richfield Patchs (incredibly grateful) editors. [["validates_presence_of",{"message":"Please enter your email address."}], ["validates_format_of",{"with":["^([^@s]+)@((?:[-a-z0-9]+.)+[a-z]{2,}) $","i"],"message":"Email address is not formatted properly."}]] Share | Posted by on    COPYRIGHT (C) 2012 . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.CONTACT US ABOUT US