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Fall Back 2019: Set Clocks Back An Hour Sunday, 2 a.m.

[CREDIT:NWS] Fall Back: Set your clocks back an hour — for Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

[CREDIT:NWS] Fall Back: Set your clocks back an hour — for Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
[CREDIT:NWS] Fall Back: Set your clocks back an hour — for Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
While you’re counting post Halloween candy and calories, don’t forget it’s also time to Fall Back 2019 — set your clocks back an hour — for Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. tomorrow.

Daylight Savings Time, said to have been the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin,  has been in use throughout much of the United States, Canada and Europe since World War I, according to NASA.gov.

While most modern appliances — cell phones, alarm clocks, some TVs — switch the time automatically, it’s still a good idea to change the times on other devices Saturday night before bedtime.

It’s also a good time to switch the batteries in smoke alarms and CO2 detectors, not all of which beep incessantly when they need new batteries.

Like many longtime American practices, DST in the fall has its own history of oddities, according to webexhibits.org, including:

DST can change birth order During the time change in the fall, one baby could be born at 1:55 a.m. and the sibling born ten minutes later, at 1:05 a.m. In the spring, there is a gap when no babies are born at all: from 2 to 3 a.m.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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