Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | November 2, 2010

Time to “Fall Back”

This coming Sunday, November 7, it’s time to Fall Back, and reset our clocks to standard time. Did you know that Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea of Daylight Saving Time in an essay titled An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light.  The essay was first published in the Journal de Paris in April 1784. But it wasn’t until more than a century later that an Englishman, William Willett, suggested the idea again in 1907.

To learn more about Daylight Savings Time, its history, and why we use it, go to: http://www.energy.ca.gov/daylightsaving.html, a website from the California Energy Commission.

And don’t forget your smoke detector. The Burlington Fire Department urges you to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries” as part of the Operation Save-A-Life fire safety campaign, now in its 7th year.

~Janice

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