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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 100 YEARS AGO: "Wilson Blocks Daylight Saving Appeal," The Evening World, July 12, 1919

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 100 YEARS AGO: "Wilson Blocks Daylight Saving Appeal," The Evening World, July 12, 1919


Daylight saving time went into effect in the United States on March 31, 1918 during World War I as part of the war effort and many thought it would end when the war ended. Farmers across the country petitioned to end national daylight saving time in 1919 but President Wilson vetoed the repeal stating it “would be of very grave inconvenience to the country.” He would go on to reject the bill a second time on August 15, 1919. Read more about it and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!

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