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  • Eurpe
    1508

    Customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe

    Eurpe
    1508




  • Monongah, West Virginia, U.S.
    Dec, 1907

    Monongah Mining Disaster

    Monongah, West Virginia, U.S.
    Dec, 1907




  • Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 05, 1908

    The First observance of a day honoring fathers

    Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 05, 1908




  • Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 1910

    Father's Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington

    Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 1910




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1911

    Father's Day celebration be held in Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1911


  • Vancouver, Washington, U.S.
    1912

    Father's Day celebration was held in Vancouver

    Vancouver, Washington, U.S.
    1912


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1913

    A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday (father's day) was introduced in Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1913


  • U.S.
    1915

    Harry claimed that he had first come up with the idea for Father's Day

    U.S.
    1915


  • Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    1916

    President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak at a Father's Day celebration

    Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    1916


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1920s

    Dodd studying at the Art Institute of Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1920s


  • U.S.
    1924

    US president Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed throughout the entire nation

    U.S.
    1924


  • Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    1930s

    Dodd started promoting the celebration again

    Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    1930s


  • New York, U.S.
    1938

    Dodd had the help of the Father's Day Council

    New York, U.S.
    1938


  • U.S.
    1957

    Margaret Chase Smith wrote a Father's Day proposal

    U.S.
    1957


  • U.S.
    1966

    First presidential proclamation honoring fathers

    U.S.
    1966


  • U.S.
    1972

    Permanent national holiday

    U.S.
    1972


  • U.S.
    1992

    International Men's Day

    U.S.
    1992


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