FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s that time of year again.
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Before heading to bed Saturday night be sure to turn your clock back one hour.
Take this as an opportunity to change the batteries in the smoke detectors and the carbon monoxide detectors.
The idea of daylight saving time was first coined by Benjamin Franklin in 1784.
It wasn’t until March 19, 1918 when the Standard Time Act established time zones and daylight saving time.
However, in 1919 daylight saving was repealed but certain areas of the United States continued to recognize it.
By 1966, the Uniform Time Act of 1966 established the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States but some states could choose not to participate.
On April 2, 2006, the entire state of Indiana began to observe DST due to a state-wide mandate.