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Today’s Weekly Calendar Fun Fact:
Moroccan Sultan, Ismail Ibn Sharif, fathered 888 children with hundreds of wives and concubines during the 17th century.

Father’s Day did not begin with the same illustrious gusto as Mother’s Day.  Many folks felt that “fathers didn’t have the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.”  Luckily, there were many who disagreed with this view and fought to have an official day for the dads out there.  Sonora Smart Dodd, a child raised by a widower, wanted the same appreciation for male parents and took to the streets to rally support.  With the backing of local churches, stores, the YMCA and certain government officials, the state of Washington was the first to celebrate Father’s Day on June 19th, 1910.

Not everyone took to this holiday right away with many men feeling it domesticated manliness.  The holiday didn’t start to be seen in a positive light until after WWII.  Advertisers started to argue that Father’s Day was a way to support the war effort and honor all those American troops.  This did the trick, and though not an official national holiday, it was widely celebrated and became a tradition.

President Richard Nixon signed Father’s Day as an official National Holiday in 1972, 58 years AFTER Mother’s Day had been officially declared.  We celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June and the day has become synonymous with barbecues of all shapes and sizes.

Conversation Ice Breaker Factoid:  Ramjit Raghav, an Indian farmer, fathered his second child in 2012 at the age of 96.

For all of those dads out there, whether biological, step, foster, family, friend or chosen, Same Day Dumpsters would like to wish you a Happy Father’s Day!
From poisoned drinking water and Papa Smurf to the world’s most prolific dad, you won’t believe the history of Father’s Day!  Check out the vid to see what wacky bits this day truly holds!
What Is The First Image That Pops Into Your Head When You Think About Father’s Day?
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