Father’s Day History

Now that all the Mom’s got their day, soon it will be time for the Dad’s to have their day.

I know my husband does so much for our family through out the year he deserves one day that is just about him.

Did you know there is roughly 67.8 million Fathers in the nation?

While doing some research on the History of Father’s Day I discovered that Father’s Day was first thought of by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd. While she was sitting in on a Mother’s Day sermon in1909.

Sonora wanted a day to honor her father, her mom had died giving birth to their sixth child. Sonora’s father was then left to raise 6 children by himself, one being a newborn. Most of us moms know raising a newborn is not so easy. Some even know how hard it can be raising 6 children. Now can you imaging your husband raising all those babies by himself?

The First Father’s Day was celebrated June 19th, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.  The reason for it being in June was, because Sonora’s dads birthday was in June.

1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a National Father’s Day, but it was not until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson decided to make it a holiday. He signed a presidential proclamation that declared the 3rd Sunday in June Father’s Day.

In 1972, it became law. President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

I think it is pretty amazing that it was a female that got the move going on getting dads a special day.


About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan. She enjoys doing many things with her family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with her daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. Jessica says:

    wow thanks for the history of Father's Day. I never knew that.

    I'm following and looking forward to your posts.

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