Today in History
November 18, 1883
As railways speed more and more travelers greater distances, the more than 300 local times observed across the continent become impractical. The railroads establish four standard time zones (Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific), each an hour apart, and on November 18, 1883, the U.S. Naval Observatory telegraphs the signal for the new time. Daylight Saving Time comes along in 1918.
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