Time After Time

A Timeline of how Daylight Saving Time came to be

Emily Cummings, Staff Writer

1784- Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of Daylights Savings

1918- The Standard Time Act established saving to help engineers prepare for World War I

1942- Franklin Roosevelt established a year-round Daylight Savings Time that lasted for three years during World War II

1966- United States Congress officially passed the Uniform Time Act of 1966

2005- President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act to extend Daylight Savings Time in 2007