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 History.com, 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."
11 Father's Day Treats Dad Will Love
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.