For those who are wondering how Fathers Day Started.
Today is Father’s Day, conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Dodd’s father, William Smart, was a widowed Civil War veteran who raised his six children while working his farm, according to information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The first Father’s Day was proclaimed by the mayor of Spokane on June 19, 1910. This month was chosen for the holiday because Smart’s birthday was June 5.
The date — the third Sunday in June — was permanently established in 1966 by Lyndon Johnson, and in 1972 Richard Nixon signed a public law making Father’s Day an annual event. Today it’s all about you, Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads out there.!