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Daylight saving time ends Sunday in most states. But does daylight saving time actually save energy?

Daylight saving time ends: Does it save energy?

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President Woodrow Wilson and King George V

President Calvin Coolidge and first lady Grace had a veritable menagerie at the White House, including exotic animals such as lion cubs, a wallaby,a pigmy hippo, and a bear. This photo was taken Nov. 5, 1924 and shows the Coolidges on the White House portico with their white collie.

Ulysses S. Grant was a war hero and former president, yet towards the end of his life he was nearly broke as a result of unwisely investing everything he had with a ponzi schemer named Ferdinand Ward. As a way of leaving something behind for his family, Grant wrote feverishly to finish his memoirs which would be published by Mark Twain. He finished them on July 18th 1885 and died 5 days later.

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Queen Elizabeth II's future husband Prince Phillip during WWII.

In 1901, following the assassination of President William McKinley, Congress requested that the Service begin providing protection for the Chief Executive. The next year, protecting the president becomes a formal operational role. Pictured, two Secret Service agents at the Roosevelt home in Oyster Bay, N.Y., 1908.

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The Secret Service was formally established in 1865 as part of the Treasury Department, tasked with suppressing counterfeit currency, a rampant problem during and after the Civil War. According to lore, the bill authorizing the agency was on Lincoln’s desk the night of his assassination. Pictured, a group of early agents (undated).

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Pinkerton, a former Chicago police detective who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850, foiled an alleged plot against newly elected President Abraham Lincoln as he travelled to his first inaugural. Pictured, Pinkerton (at left) with President Lincoln and General John McClernand, 1862.

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Every war brings new advances in battlefield technology, and among the many developments from 1914 to 1918 was the combat debut of the armor...

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A sign expressing regret for Hurricane Camille's destruction lies on a pile of rubble in Waveland, Miss., that used to be a post office. August 1969

The S.S. Ancon leaves the west chamber of the Gatun upper locks and enters Gatun Lake along the Panama Canal in this August 15, 1914

The Panama Canal Celebrates 100 Years

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In 1915 Della Crewe and her dog Trouble decided to see the USA by motoring from Waco to NYC. Amazingly enough she made it. She drove a total distance of 5,378 miles. On a Harley-Davidson.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand (seated, in hat) and his wife, Sophie, on the day they were assassinated, Sarajevo, June 28, 1914.

Jacqueline Kennedy was born on July 28, 1929, in Southhampton, New York.

"Shacks, put up by the Bonus Army on the Anacostia flats, Washington, D.C., burning after the battle with the military. The Capitol in the b...

FDR - at St. Blasien, Germany, taken by Sara Delano Roosevelt. 1896.

FDR - in Germany with bow and arrow. 1892.

FDR, Harry Hopkins, Edward Stettinius and Molotov at Saki Airport, Russia enroute to Yalta. February 3, 1945.

President Eisenhower throws out the first ball at a game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium in Was...

Eleanor Roosevelt greeted by King George and Queen Elizabeth at Paddington Station upon arrival in England. Malvina Thompson in background. October 23, 1942.

Cleveland welcomes LBJ! -from the LBJ Library, Photo ID 12-18-WH64.  10/8/64.

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne, 1950s