Tonight is the night the nation "springs forward," sets its clocks one hour ahead, and enjoys an extra hour of sunlight at the end of each day for eight months. In 2014, Daylight Saving Time officially lasts from 2:00 am on Sunday, Mar. 9, until 2:00 am on Sunday, Nov. 2.
Did you know?:
- Daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin's idea in 1794.
- The UK began using it during World War I, and the US began in 1918.
- The Uniform Act establishing time zones and daylight saving in the US was enacted in 1966.
- Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not practice daylight saving.
- Daylight saving was extended during the energy crisis in 1974 to 1975; and President Bush made it law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Now go reset your clocks!