Daylight Saving Time comes to an end tomorrow, Sunday, November 7, at 2 A.M., so prepare TONIGHT to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour before you hit the hay. Yes, we do gain an hour of sleep (the hour we lost in March).
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, "Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” written in 1784, is the earliest known proposal to “save” daylight. It was whimsical in tone, advocating laws to compel citizens to rise at the crack of dawn to save the expense of candlelight:
Every morning, as soon as the Sun rises, let all the bells in every church be set ringing: and if that is not sufficient, let cannon be fired in every street to wake the sluggards effectually…. Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable that he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening.
NPR published an interesting story about Daylight saving time: 4 things you should know. Read it here.