Monday, July 30, 2012

Father's Day Doodle (June 23rd, 2012)

On June 23, in Poland, Google decided to honor that country's date for the Father's Day with this cute doodle. I am taking the opportunity to tell you people a bit about  the origin of this day.

Apparently, the idea occured to a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, from Washington, who wanted to pay tribute to his father, a war veteran names Henry Jackson Smart, who after his wife passed, devoted his life to taking care of his children, fulfilling the role both as a father and a mother, as best as he could. The date is chosen after the birthday of Henry J. Smart, which was on June 5th. Some time after the initiative was first proposed, US president Lyndon Johnson took the decision of instituting the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day, and that costume remains in much of the western world.

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