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'Fall back' this weekend

Posted November 2, 2007
Updated October 29, 2009

This weekend, it will finally be time for the annual ritual that ends daylight-saving time: Before going to bed on Saturday night, set your clocks back an hour.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, the country will revert to Eastern Standard Time.

The federal government first legislated daylight saving times into existence during World War I, again during World War II and it has been in effect ever since.

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  • skeeter II Oct 30, 2009

    Has very little to do with farmers! In the past, all the farmers I know used sunrise and sunset to govern their work time. Now with lights on the tractors, and electricity in the farm buildings, they sometimes work before sunrise and after sunset.

    Trying to put very young children to bed while it is still very light outside causes problems for the parents!

    It probably made sense during WWI and WWII, but probably is not needed now.

  • csplantlover Oct 29, 2009

    Didn't it have something to do with farmers?

  • scarletindurham Oct 29, 2009

    Does this mean drunken Halloween escapades can last an hour longer? *evil grin*

  • GODCHILD Oct 29, 2009

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! im struggling now trying to get up on time!!!!

  • Just WhiskeyKel Nov 3, 2007

    Why do we do this?

  • dougdeep Nov 3, 2007

    Woohoo, one more hour at the bar!