Turn Clocks Back Saturday Night

Enjoy that ”extra” hour of sleep. Early on Sunday morning -- Nov. 3 -- it's time to turn the clock back to standard time as daylight saving time ends. DST was first suggested in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but it wasn't until 1918 that a plan establishing standard time zones and summer time was formally enacted. The act didn't prove very popular and had to be repealed only a year later. However, people continued to turn their clocks based on their local laws until 1966, when Congress established the beginning and the end of DST throughout the country. Until 2006, DST ended a few days before Halloween, but to prevent traffic accidents involving trick-or-treaters it was changed to the first Sunday in November. Change-over time set for 2 a.m.

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