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Topics in Chronicling America - Daylight Saving Time

“Daylight will last an hour longer, which can be used for tennis or other sports,” suggests the Washington Times. Following Europe’s example, the United States adopts Daylight Saving Time in order to save energy and take advantage of daylight hours. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection ( Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.

A drawling depicting Daylight Saving Time

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Important Dates:

  • March 15, 1918: The Standard Time Act is passed by Congress, creating Daylight Saving Time in the United States.
  • March 19, 1918: The Standard Time Act is signed into law by President Wilson.
  • March 31, 1918: Daylight Saving Time goes into effect in the U.S. for the first time.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Daylight saving, time, clock, Standard Time.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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