The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their
children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers across the country are given presents, treated to dinner and made to feel
The president of the Chicago branch of the Lions' Club, Harry Meek, is said to have celebrated the first Father's Day in 1915.
The day that they chose was the third Sunday in June, which was the closest date to Meek's birthday!
In 1824 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day.
In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made the holiday a permanent celebration in 1972.
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