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Daylight Saving Time - A Historical and Practical Guide

000000|HYLIGH|P00000 SAVING TIME A HISTORICAL E PRACTICAL GUIDE SPRING FORWARD FALL BACK (US) OST TIME AHERD (US) DST TIME BEGINS: ENDS: 2:00 a.m. on Sunday March 9th, 2014 2:00 a.m. on Sunday November 2nd, 2014 THE TERM is commonly mispronounced as 2 SAVINGS TIME (but there is no "s" at the end of saving). BENJAMIN FRANKLIN first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784 as a way to economize the use of candles by rising earlier to make use of the extra sunlight. SAMOA HAWAII 5 GUAM PUERTO RICO observe DST ARIZONA USA don't obeerve DST (due to sunny weather) VIAGIN ISLANDS DST was formally introduced to the United States in 1918. FOR After Pearl Harbor, FDR instituted year round DST for three years. US time zones were aptly named "War Time.' Once Japan surrendered in 1945, the time zones were relabeled "Peace Time." 65% OF THE YEAR AS OF 2007 The rules for DST changed for the first time in 20 years. George W. Bush extended the length of DST by about one month, leaving it in effect 238 days out of the year. BUT IS IT HELPING? The extension of DST had little or no effect on energy in Califomnia. Many individuals still found that the extra daylight gave them the chance to have more fun after a long day at work or school. 40% 47% NOT WORTH IT WORTH IT 0:30 1:00 2:00 DIFFERENCES DST is almost always one hour ahead, but history has seen several variants of this, such as the 30 minute "half-adjustment" and the two hour "double adjustment." 12 THE FUTURE Given its varied past, there is no telling what will happen with DST in the future. It will likely continue to change from time to time due to special events or conditions. propoint ProPoint Graphiocs is an award-winning presentation service fim, providing advanced design for business presentations, motion graphics, infographics and mobile apps. IGRAPHICS REFERENCES: Copyright 2014 ProPoint Graphics, LLC www.timeanddate.com / DST / 2014 www.webexhibits.org /Daylight Savings www.news.nationalgeographic.com / When does daylight Saving Time End / 2013 http://www.nist.gov / Current Rules / 2014 http://www.rasmussenreports.com / Thirk there's Still a Need for DST? / 2013

Daylight Saving Time - A Historical and Practical Guide

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March 9 is daylight saving time! If you're like Monica Siguenza, a designer at ProPoint Graphics, the thought of losing an hour of sleep leads you to wonder why we go through the disruption each year....

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