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Father's Day Financial Trivia

*Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

*The first Father's Day celebration that was globally recognized was held in Spokane, Washington. Source

*The centennial Father's Day celebrations were held at Spokane in the year 2010. These celebrations were accompanied by events held all over the month of June.

*In 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson approved the idea of observing an annual Father's Day. Source

*In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge made Father's Day a national event. Source

*It was the Associated Men's Wear Retailers which formed the National Father's Day Committee in New York City in the 1930s to promote the concept of Father's Day all over the country and the world. Source

*Father's Day was officially recognized as a holiday in 1972 by President Nixon. Source

*Neck ties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, are the number one gift for Fatherís Day. Source

*Roses are the official flower for Father's Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased. Source

*Nearly 95 million Fatherís Day cards were given last year in the United States, making Fatherís Day the fourth-largest card-sending occasion.

*Records say that as much as $100 million worth cards are sold on Father's Day. Cards and gifts are gifted to not only fathers but also uncles and grandfathers and sometimes also husbands and sons-in-law. Source

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