Asked in Daylight Saving Time, Theodore Roosevelt
Why did Theodore Roosevelt start daylight savings?
Theodore Roosevelt did not "start" daylight savings. It was Ben Franklin's idea and Franklin Roosevelt made it official during WWII. ...
Asked in Seasons, Daylight Saving Time
Why is daylight savings called daylight savings?
The idea behind daylight savings is ultimately to shift clocks so that they can better take advantage of the lesser amount of sunlight available during winters. So, you can look at daylight savings as being an attempt to "save" as much daylight as possible for when people are going about their business during the day. To create more sunlight hours in the evening in which to play, go shopping, and to golf. ...