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      Daylight Savings Time 2012
                                    Sunday we get to spring ahead by winding the
                                    clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time. By
                                    Derrick Williams Daylight saving time starts at 2 am
                                    Sunday. Patch At 2 am on the morning of Sunday,
                                    March 11, we'll be springing our clocks forward—
                                    and ...

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                                                      At 2 a.m. on the morning of
      Sunday, March 11, we'll be springing our clocks forward—and losing an hour of
      the day, for Daylight Saving Time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later.


      You may have noticed the annual tradition of Daylight Saving Time has crept
      forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back
      on last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—
      adding more Daylight Saving Time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March
      11 until Nov. 4.


      Around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that
      observes Daylight Saving Time, according to TimeandDate.com. On the other
    hand, 164 don't observe the time change at all.


    Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, but
    Britain and Germany began using the concept in World War I to conserve energy,
    the Washington Post observes. The U.S. used Daylight Saving Time for a brief
    time during the war, but it didn't become widely accepted in the States until after
    the second World War.


    In 1966, the Uniform Time Act outlined that clocks should be set forward on the
    last Sunday in April and set back the last Sunday in October.


    That law was amended in 1986 to start daylight saving time on the first Sunday in
    April, though the new system wasn't implemented until 1987. The end date was not
    changed, however, and remained the last Sunday in October until 2006.


    Today, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on
    the first Sunday in November. The time change will precede the first day of spring
    and the vernal equinox, which is set to take place at 1:14 a.m. EDT on Tuesday,
    March 20.


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