The History of Father's Day
Did you know that Father's Day didn't become a national holiday until over fifty years after the first Mother's Day was celebrated?
Originally celebrated at a church in 1908, the idea of honoring fathers met resistance with those thinking it was too sentimental. Acknowledged In 1916, President Wilson honored the day and then In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day.
It wasn't until 1972 that Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday.