(MURFREESBORO) Daylight savings time in Tennessee ends at 2:00 AM this coming Sunday morning, November 1, 2020. Before you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour.
Who thought of changing the clocks?
The idea to change clocks ahead or behind an hour twice annually was led by a campaign pushed forward in a brochure titled, "The Waste of Daylight." Englishman William Willett published the information in 1907. The British Parliament never backed his idea and Willett died 8 years later, never to see his proposal move forward.
The United States implemented the measure on March 31, 1918. One year later, the implementation was repealed.
Despite a repeal in the "National Daylight Saving Time," larger cities like New York and Chicago stuck to the original plan. However, the measure didn't exactly stick and in 1963 Time Magazine called Daylight Saving Time, "Chaos of Clocks."
Finally in 1966, the "Uniform Time Act" was passed in Congress and a standardized daylight saving time was agreed upon.