Why was Daylight Saving was Created
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. In most of the countries of western Europe, Daylight Saving Time starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.
The idea was first proposed in 1784 by the American polymath Benjamin Franklin. Here, below you will get full information about Why was Daylight Saving was Created
History of Daylight Saving Time (DST)
The practice was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. In 1907 an Englishman, William Willett, campaigned for setting the clock ahead by 80 minutes in four moves of 20 minutes each during April and the reverse in September.
In 1895, George Hudson who was an entomologist from New Zealand came up with the new idea of daylight saving time. He proposed a two-hour time shift so he had more after-work hours of sunshine to go hunting in the summer.
In 1909 the British House of Commons rejected a bill to advance the clock by one hour in the spring and return to Greenwich Mean Time in the autumn. Most of the countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Germany, and the United States, adopted summer Daylight Saving Time during World War I to conserve fuel by reducing the need for artificial light. During World War II clocks were kept continuously advanced by an hour in some countries.