Submitted by ub on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:44

As US clocks have sprung ahead, it’s time to tell that a former New York Borough President was responsible for winding up the Daylight Saving Time movement to a national pastime.

When Marcus M. Marks died in 1934, The New York Times obituary: Above all else it will be remembered of MARCUS M. MARKS that he caused the sun to advance in its Summer course by putting forward the clocks which measure the hours of light and darkness.

Who benefits during daylight savings? Halloween revelry, election voter turnout, energy savings, transportation schedules and crime statistics. Early proponents included American Benjamin Franklin, among others.

Some of the businesses in which daylight savings are affected favorably are those which do not offer, or lack lighting during dark hours, because they're too large... Golf-courses, for instance.