This Day in History

The Standard Time Act is Established

On March 19th, 1918, the U.S. Congress passed the Standard Time Act, establishing standard time and daylight saving time in the United States. This act aimed to conserve energy during World War I and has since become a regular practice in many countries worldwide, affecting millions of people’s daily routines twice a year.

World War I Armistice Day

On this day, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the hostilities of World War I. This day is now observed as Remembrance Day in many countries, honoring the sacrifices of military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty.