Some Americans may think that the 2009 shift to Daylight Saving Time is happening earlier than usual -- and they would be right.
Some won't "spring forward, fall back"
Not everyone likes the switch, she said. Daylight Saving Time (for the US and its territories) isn't observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and in most of Arizona (except on the Navajo Indian Reservation).The European Union's (EU) version of Daylight Saving Time runs from the last Sunday in March through to the last Sunday of October.
The history of Daylight Savings Time
Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea of Daylight Savings Time in an essay titled "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light," which was first published in the Journal de Paris in April 1784. It took more than another century before England's William Willett, suggested it again in 1907.The law dictating how Americans turn clocks forward in the spring and back in the fall is known as the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The law doesn't require that anyone observe Daylight Saving Time, but simply states that it must be observed uniformly, if at all.