Daylight Savings Time

With yesterday's time change, I thought today would be an appropriate opportunity to discuss some of the lesser known worldwide historical rationals behind Daylight Savings Time. In the year 1895, a New Zealand entomologist, by the name George Hudson, proposed a modern daylight savings idea, with a two-hour time change.[1] His proposal was based on the idea that he would have more daylight to search for insects after work.[2] In 1902, a British man named William Willet, was

Today in History

On this day in 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first radio address to the nation, which were later termed fireside chats.[1] This first fireside chat was conducted on March 12, eight days post his inauguration.[2] This was during the United States' "...lowest point of the Great Depression,..." when twenty-five to thirty-three percent of the workforce was out of employment.[3] FDR broadcast this chat from within the White House and went on to broadcast th

Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD), a worldwide holiday, annually celebrated March 8, has its earliest origins reaching back to February 28, 1909, when there was what has been recorded as a 'National Women's Day" celebrated in New York City. (New Yorkers alway do it first).[1] Poster from a 1975 Women's Day march in London.[2] International Women's Day is celebrated..."to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in t