Sunday was time to set the clocks back one hour as most of the nation returned to standard time. Remember: spring forward, fall back.

Under a law passed in 1986, daylight saving time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. Next spring, daylight saving time begins April 2.Hawaii, Arizona, the Eastern Time Zone part of Indiana, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa are excluded from having to make the time switch.

Historically, the idea of juggling the hour hand about to adjust personal schedules to the longer and shorter days can be traced to Benjamin Franklin. He wrote a paper while serving as the U.S. envoy to France, recommending that shops be opened and closed earlier during summer months to cut the costs of providing lighting.