Sunday, March 31, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 31

March 31, 1918 – The national daylight savings plan went into effect for the first time on this date. People were told to set their clocks forward an hour Saturday night (March 30) as the time change would take place on this date (Sunday) at 2 a.m.
The Pine Knot; “Saving an Hour of Daylight, The Whole Nation Will Set the Clocks an Hour Ahead Next Sunday, March 31”; Cloquet, Minn.; March 29, 1918; p. 1.

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