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Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday
Updated March 10, 2017 4:33 AM
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(UNDATED) - Daylight Saving Time 2017 will start on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.

Since the time on most cable boxes, computers and cell phones moves ahead automatically, Daylight Saving Time is not as much of a hassle as it used to be.

So, what does it mean, other than the fact that we lose an hour? We gain more hours of sunlight. Sunset on March 11 will be at 5:59 p.m. On March 12, the sun will set about an hour later -- at 7 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin is credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time. He published a satirical essay in 1784 titled "An Economical Project," in which he raises the idea of saving money by making good use of daylight.

Germany was the first country to implement Daylight Saving Time. In 1916, during World War I, the country began saving daylight to conserve electricity. In the United States, Daylight Saving Time was first established in 1918.

Daylight Saving Time is not observed in all 50 states. Hawaii and Arizona (with the exception of the state's Navajo Nation) remain on the same time year-round.

We'll go back to Standard Time on Sunday, November 5.

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