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Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Washington Co., WI – Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, and neighbors in Washington County will have to remember to turn their clocks back an hour so you don’t get to church too early on Sunday.

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Some fun facts regarding Daylight Saving Time (DST)… presented by timeanddate.com

-Germany became the first country to introduce DST when clocks were turned ahead 1 hour on April 30, 1916. The rationale was to minimize the use of artificial lighting in order to save fuel for the war effort during World War I.

-The first Daylight Saving Bill was drafted in 1909, presented to Parliament several times and examined by a select committee. However, the idea was opposed by many, especially farmers, so the bill was never made into law.

-In the US, “Fast Time” as it was called then, was first introduced in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law to support the war effort during World War I.

-Daylight Saving clocks switch on November 7, 2021, at 2 a.m.

-Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 7, 2021, than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

-Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

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