New Hour Of 40 Minutes
June 5, 1909
A new daylight savings bill is introduced by Representative Peters, which “provides the arrangement of time shall be known as universal time.”
Washington, May 26. – A daylight saving bill has been introduced by Representative Peters, of Massachusetts. The measure provides for “four April small hours” and “four September long hours.” The plan is to shorten the hour between 2 and 3 o’clock on the morning of each of the first four Sundays in April to forty minutes and to make the hour between 2 and 3 o’clock in the morning of each of the first four Sundays in September consist of 80 minutes. The measure provides the arrangement of time shall be known as universal time, and shall not affect Greenwich time as used for the purpose of astronomy and navigation.
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“New Hour Of 40 Minutes,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed December 16, 2018, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1892.