Today in Michigan History

March 12, 1974

Michigan made itself exempt from daylight savings time.

Michigan was the first state to exempt itself from year-round nationwide daylight savings time imposed by the federal government to save fuel during a shortage. Michigan took action when a study showed the time change increased traffic hazards for kids walking to and from school in the dark.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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