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5 Facts About Father's Day That You Didn't Know

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Father’s day is a day to honor the dad who made you into the person you are today. To celebrate the dads in our life (and yours!) we're sharing some fun facts about the history of Father’s day and how we celebrate it today. We bet there's at least a few on this list that you may not have known.

  1. This is the fourth-largest card sending occasion, according to Hallmark. Approximately 72 million cards are given every year.
  2. Father’s Day was first recognized in 1910 in Spokane, Washington. It was created by Sonora Smart Dodd.
  3. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge mentioned plans for celebrating Father’s Day.
  4. It wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation that called for Father's Day to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June.
  5. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a law which made Father’s Day permanently recognized.

Looking for a way to treat your dad this Father's Day? Come into Iron Skillet or Country Pride Restaurants! We'll be serving up a dad-approved porterhouse steak and all you can eat shrimp meal including your choice of side, garlic toast, homemade soup and fresh salad bar, plus a beverage.

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