WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7: DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS
Profile America — Monday, November 7th. Across the nation, you can be sure some people got up early this morning, forgetting that daylight saving time ended yesterday. It will return next year on the second Sunday in March. November also marks two landmarks in the history of keeping time. In 1883, all railroads in the U.S. began operating on a unified system of time zones, replacing a chaotic welter of different timetables. A year later, an international conference in Washington, D.C. adjourned after establishing the system of times zones around the world in use today. Keeping time also lends itself to a fashion statement. Watches are a key item in the inventory of the nation's more than 71,000 jewelry stores, which sell $31 billion worth of jewelry and related items each year. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 548, 563
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Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau