This day in history: Father's Day celebrated for 1st time

Calendar Days: Father's Day History

On July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation's first "Father's Day." However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day official, that the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States.

Origins of Father's Day
According to, the campaign to celebrate the nation's fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, "fathers haven't the same sentimental appeal that mothers have."
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This day in history: Father's Day celebrated for 1st time

Father's Day Cupcakes

How cute are these tie toppers? This is a nice way to add a fun flair to Dad's dessert this Father's Day.

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Chocolate Footballs

If Dad loves football, he'll probably appreciate this awesome version of the chocolate-covered strawberry.

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Mustache Cupcakes

Even if Dad doesn't have facial hair, these mustache cupcakes are an adorable way to celebrate the father in your life.

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Football Brownies

For the dad who loves chocolate, try these brownies. The threads of the football decorated with icing are totally easy to do yourself! 

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Golf Cupcakes

The golfer dad will definitely be impressed by these festive cupcakes. They're a hole in one! 

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Cigar Cookies

If Dad enjoys having a cigar now and then, he'll probably be into these cookies. 

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BBQ Cupcakes

If you're having a barbecue for Father's Day, these grilling-themed cupcakes will be the perfect way to end your meal.

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Necktie Cookies

Since Dad will probably (or hopefully) be dressed down for Father's Day, go ahead and dress up the cookies!

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Necktie Cake

While you're at it, dress up the cake too!

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Baseball Glove Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a homerun, indeed. It's baseball season, so let Dad enjoy a glove-inspired cupcake while he watches the game.

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Lawn Mower Cupcakes

Maybe Dad doesn't love mowing the lawn, but at least the chore makes for a fun and amusing cupcake!

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