Wait – don’t we “Fall Back” in October? Not any more. As of 2007, Daylight Savings Time was extended for an extra month. That means that we “Spring Forward” in March instead of April and “Fall Backwards” in November, instead of October. So, when do we “celebrate” Daylight Savings Time (DST) this year? The date for “Fall Back” in 2010 is actually the 7th of November.
Daylight Savings Time, first suggested by Benjamin Franklin, was legislated in 1966, with the passage of the Uniform Time Act which created uniform dates for the beginning and end of DST, but allowed individual states to “opt out”. Currently, Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that don’t participate in DST.
So, the dates for DST have changed, but the process remains the same. So mark your calendars and when you “Fall Back” on November 7, 2010, at 2:00 AM, remember to reset all clocks to prevent time-confusion and if you have elderly relatives or neighbors, why not offer to reset their clocks to prevent accidents or problems with medication.