Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19, 1910

Father’s Day is celebrated in the United States for the first time in Spokane, Washington.

Modern Father's Day was invented by Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Arkansas, who was also the driving force behind its establishment. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children in Spokane, Washington.[5] She was inspired by Anna Jarvis's efforts to establish Mother's Day. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, she did not provide the organizers with enough time to make arrangements, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there, mine most of all. Hope your day is great, Dad. Sorry I can’t be there today. But will call.

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