Today In History- March 19

Today In History- March 19

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The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

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Daylight savings time established for WWI conservation purposes.

  • Washington D.C., USA

In the final months of World War One, on Mar. 19, 1918, the U.S. congress established time zones and approved daylight savings time.  As a means to conserve fuel and other energy sources, daylight savings time helped save vital resources important towards the war effort, and is still in effect today.

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