Flashback Friday: Daylight saving time turns 100

Metric_clock100 years ago in 1916 Daylight saving time (DST) came into being. First proposed in 1895, it was implemented for the first time in 1916 by the Germans and Austrians in an effort to conserve coal during the heart of World War I.  Britain and France as well as other members of the Entente powers then adopted it as a counter-measure and it has remained a fixture of life in most of Western Europe and the United States (who adopted it in 1918) since.

Something to remember as the US turns its clocks forward this weekend, something that the rest of the world doesn’t do for a few more weeks.

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