[tz] US marks centennial of daylight saving

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Mar 30 17:09:31 UTC 2018

Tonight marks 100 years since the introduction of daylight saving time 
as United States federal law. On March 30/31, 1918, New York City held a 
New-Year's-style celebration for the public in Madison Square Garden, 
along with a reception at the Aldine Club for the elite. The guest of 
honor was Marcus M. Marks, president of the Daylight Saving Association, 
and uncle of the now-more-famous Johnny Marks (who was later to write 
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"). Among other things, Marks got to push 
the button that advanced the 8-meter clocks atop what is now known as 
the Met Life Tower. See:

Change in time begins tomorrow. Government's new daylight regulation 
goes into effect at 2 A. M. No confusion expected. New York Times. 
1918-03-30. https://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/mobile/change-in-time.pdf

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