Daylight Savings Time 2011 (DST) begins on the second Sunday in March and it ends on the initial Sunday in November. This years it lands on November 6th and that is when all of us need to have to alter our clocks back one particular hour (the official start off time is 2 a.m. on Sunday morning).
Some credit Benjamin Franklin as having invented Daylight Savings Time as a way to conserve candles. But his “proposal” was actually a piece of satire he wrote about those partying Parisians.
The extended DST began back in 2007, soon after the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 came into effect and the clocks were set back one particular hour on the very first Sunday of November rather than the last Sunday of October, reports International Business Times. They also altered the start off of DST for the second Sunday of March from the very first Sunday of April.
Daylight Savings Time was really 1st introduced in 1895 by a guy named George Vernon Hudson from New Zealand. He was an entomologist and needed more daylight hours in which to gather bugs. And in England in 1905 the English builder and sportsman William Willet proposed since he wished much more time to play golf.