Set Clocks Back An Hour

Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2am. Fun fact:

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in the United States, called “War Time” during World War II from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945. The change was implemented 40 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during this time, the U.S. time zones were called “Eastern War Time”, “Central War Time”, and “Pacific War Time”. After the surrender of Japan in mid-August 1945, the time zones were relabeled “Peace Time”.

Britain applied “Double Summer Time” during World War II by setting the clocks two hours ahead of GMT during the summer and one hour ahead of GMT during the winter.

For the real story check out “The Illusion of Time” with Brian Greene.

(Seen here is last month’s installation ‘Coincidence Engine One’ at the Bell Gallery.)

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