Back then the clocks moved ahead by an hour on the last Sunday of April and ended on the last Sunday of October.
Some see it as an extra hour of sleep, others say it's cause for major economic losses.
Some people enjoy the twice-yearly ritual of tinkering with time, feeling that "springing forward" or "falling back" helps to usher in a more seasonal atmosphere.
Whether you're awake or asleep on Sunday Nov. 5 the clocks will hit 1:59 a.m. and then a minute later it will be 1 a.m. again. In 2010 iPhones had another problem in which the phones did not correctly change alarm schedules when daylight saving time ended, causing some European iPhone users to wake up late for work, while Australians were woken up early.More news: His Name Is George Papadopoulos … No, The Other One
Can you believe it's already time to set your clocks back? Set clocks ahead one hour. Beginning in 2006, all of in now observes Daylight Saving Time.
Through 2006 the first day of daylight saving time most frequently happened before October 31 - Halloween.
Timeline: 1784 - The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin. Studies have shown that during the first week of daylight saving time there is a spike in the number of reported heart attacks. It was repealed in 1919, but reinstated during World War II. The Englishman published the 1907 brochure "The Waste of Daylight" and spent much of his personal fortune evangelizing with missionary zeal for the adoption of "summer time".
1966 - The Uniform Time Act of 196 establishes the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States.