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William Willett independently proposed DST in 1907 and advocated

William Willett independently proposed DST in 1907 and advocated


William Willett independently proposed DST in 1907 and advocated it tirelessly.

Cover of William Willett's Book The Waste of Daylight

Card urging readers to write to Congress in favor of the Daylight Saving Time Act

Fuzzy head-and-shoulders photo of a 40-year-old man with

Broadside cheering the passage of the Daylight Saving Time Act in 1918

Journal de Paris, 16 April 1784

Broadside Accouncing End of Daylight Saving Time, 1918

G.V. Hudson invented modern DST, proposing it first in 1895.

Daylight saving time in the United States

Daylight Saving Time

DST book cover


Liberal Party (UK) - William Gladstone

Mount Athos - Athanasios the Athonite

Spring Forward Fall Back - alarm clock

Clock - The Shepherd Gate Clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

A water clock. A small human figurine holds a pointer to a cylinder marked by

Map of United States' Time Zones

While old clocks will need to be reset by hand, smartphones will update the time

Farmers and Agriculture Repeal DST

Window shutter - Shutters are frequently seen in French-influenced architecture.

Solstice - Image: Reflected Solar Radiation Solstices

Jewish prayer - An Israeli soldier lays tefillin at the Western Wall (Kotel) prior

House of Commons of the United Kingdom - Another picture of the old House of Commons

Willett Memorial Sundial Petts Wood

Petts Woods, where William Willett went riding when he came up with the idea of Daylight Savings Time

William Willett, the man to hate this time of year

Le Mans – Le Palais des Comtes du Maine, birthplace of Henry II of England (now part of the Town Hall and not open to the public)

Clock - Simple horizontal sundial

Christchurch - ChristChurch Cathedral before its partial collapse in the 2011 earthquakes

Daylight Saving Time, March 8th

Daylight Saving Time | Reminder & History

William Willett by Elliott & Fry

Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Sarthe – Napoleonic Map of Saint-Georges-du-Bois in 1809. Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Sarthe – Saint-Georges-du-Bois Train Station.

Law - Bentham's utilitarian theories remained dominant in law until the 20th century.

But then along came a London builder by the name of William Willett who was really gung ho on the idea and wrote a pamphlet to promote it in 1907.

Season - The four calendar seasons, depicted in an ancient Roman mosaic from Tunisia.

Changing the Clocks - photo of watch

Water has always been a big problem for the town, strongly hindering its expansion until 1956, date of creation of the drinking water system.

Windor Castle

Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Sarthe – 1844 – Location of the ancient sea and the seven springs. Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Sarthe – Napoleonic Map of ...

William Benham (zoologist)

Ben Franklin Daylight Savings Time

Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.

Daylight Saving Time comes to the U.S.A.

The idea was first advocated seriously by London builder William Willett in the pamphlet, “Waste of Daylight“ (1907), that proposed ...

Daylight Saving Time Ends

History of Daylight Saving Time


Western Norway – Moster gamle kyrkje, built in 995, it is one of the oldest churches in Norway. It is reported by Snorre that Olaf I of Norway had a church ...

2. Though in favor of maximizing daylight waking hours, Benjamin Franklin did not originate the idea of moving clocks forward.

Window shutter - Brightly colored shutters in Romania

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe – Avenue Charles de Gaulle à Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Kvinnherad – View of the Halsnøy Abbey


Water clock - A display of two outflow water clocks from the Ancient Agora Museum in


Glen Williams, Ontario - Grave marker of Benajah Williams and his wife, Elizabeth Kennedy

Dve Mogili Municipality – Dve mogili Townhall Dve Mogili Municipality – Dve Mogili Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.

Dve Mogili – Dve mogili Townhall

In 976, Tsar Samuel restored Bulgarian rule in the region until 1001, in 1186, after the Rebellion of Asen and Peter, the town became part of the Second ...

Le Mans – Gallo-Roman walls. Le Mans – Organ in the cathedral

Criminals Hate Daylight Saving Time

(row one left) The 1918 patent drawing for Cleveland engineer James Hoge's traffic signal he invented in 1914 that said “stop” and “move.

Interestingly, until recently only about 16% of counties in Indiana observed daylight savings time. The reason? The cows … and chickens.

Precipitation is relatively uniform and moderate year round, at the 1999 French census, there were 293,159 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Le Mans, ...

1. The Manor viewed from the rose garden

Daylight saving time in the United States was not intended to benefit farmers, as many people think.

Hassard Short - Hassard Short in 1907

The 5 Best Ways to Beat Daylight Saving Time Fatigue

The people of Petts Wood in southeast London are understandably proud of William Willett. Look, here he is commemorated on the town sign in Queensway, ...

Meaning An accidental transposition of the initial sounds, or other parts, of two or more words. Origin The Rev. William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), ...

Ivanovo – Lenina Avenue

... looking for the famous and not famous names (amongst the well known are both Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Wilkie Collins, William Makepeace ...

William R. Rowley - William Rowley in 1878

100 years of Daylight Saving Time, and most of what you know about it is wrong · “

William Willett's grave

And I guess it was perhaps his idea. However, the one who promoted it and really started the ball rolling might well have been a relative of those of us ...


Daylight Saving Time re-enacted

Daylight Saving Time Today

Texas's 11th congressional district - Image: William H Crain

1. Berber Roman King Ptolemy of Mauretania.

Robert S Gable | Ed.D, Ph.D. | Claremont Graduate University, California | Department of Psychology | ResearchGate

Guest Column: McFarland's letter to USI

Scott Joplin - Image: Scott Joplin 19072

8 Facts of Daylight Saving Time

Tsimshian - Benjamin Haldane, 1907, Tsimshian photographer and musician

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1. Church of Inmaculada Concepción

Alberta general election, 1967

Art Show Crowd

Ruse, Bulgaria – An inscription from the Sexaginta Prista fortress. Ruse, Bulgaria

William H. Murray - Murray circa 1913