Today in History
February 09, 1942
Time of War
Americans set their clocks forward in a version of daylight-savings time called "war time" and keep them that way until the war ends. The extra hour of daylight is designed to save precious resources for defense that would otherwise be used in electricity to light homes. It is expected to save more than 700 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, but should also "reduce traffic accidents, promote health by making it possible to spend more time in the open air and be a boon to garden fans," The Chicago Tribune reports.
Today's Feature History Article
A new exhibition explores the personal dimensions of war: valor and resolve—but also sacrifice and loss
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