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I love Ben!
Benjamin Franklin that is!  Do you know how Daylight Savings Time Originated?  In 1784 Benjamin Franklin is thought to have come up with the idea for daylight-saving time. In a whimsical letter to a French journal, he said that Parisians could save thousands of francs a years by waking up earlier during the summer because it would prevent them from having to buy so many candles to light the evening hours.
Years later in 1905 the prominent English builder and outdoorsman William Willett invented DSTduring one of his pre-breakfast horseback rides, when he observed with dismay how many Londoners slept through the best part of a summer day. An avid golfer, he also disliked cutting short his round at dusk. His solution was to advance the clock during the summer months, a proposal he published two years later.  In the US standard time in time zones was instituted by the railroads in 1883, but DST was not established in U.S. law until the Act of March 19, 1918, sometimes called the Standard Time Act.   These great minds were definitely thinking alike.  I too enjoy my long summer days with extended daylight.
Wikipedia reminds us of all his great accomplishments.  The most memorable ... more

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