Recent Examples of daylight saving time from the Web
During the energy crisis of the 1970s, Congress ordered states to go on year-round daylight saving time between January 1974 and April 1975.
Between January 1974 and April 1975, the entire country went on daylight saving time year-round to combat the energy crisis.
The European Parliament called for an investigation into daylight saving time on health grounds on Feb. 8, following other legislatures scrutinizing the practice of changing clocks every year.
The act would give the state permission to keep daylight saving time year-round.
As a result, then-President Dimitry Medvedev ended daylight saving time in 2011 and moved the country to a permanent summer time.
Today, the Massachusetts state government reviewed a proposal to keep daylight saving time year-round (or, essentially, just stick to one time for the entire year).
The only change that has been made to daylight saving time since then was when President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended daylight saving time by four weeks beginning in 2007.
Finally, in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Uniform Time Act, which established a uniform daylight saving time throughout the nation and its possessions.
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First Known Use of daylight saving time
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Definition of daylight saving time for English Language Learners
: a period of the year between spring and fall when clocks in the U.S. are set one hour ahead of standard time
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