The creation of a national day for Dads began back in the 1900s when a daughter wanted to say “Thank you” to her adorable father.
A man whose name was William Smart lost his wife when she gave birth to their child.
Mr Smart raised his six children on a farm in eastern Washington Sate.
One of his children wanted to show her appreciation for her father. He had shown her and her brothers and sisters great love and strength, as he was a single parent.
So, Sonora Louise Smart Dodd (that was the daughter’s name) in 1909 started honor her father in June.
Her father was born in June.
The very first Father’s Day was on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported this and made it a national holiday.
However, in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson established Father’s Day a national holiday and was celebrated on the third Sunday of June.