Sunday, June 16, 2013
When: Third Sunday in June
A day to honor Dad. NO. Better still, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father's Day. Today's life style is busy for both dads and kids. So, a little time with dad on Father's day is just what he wants.
A Father is more than the biological paternal source of our being. It is the person who cares and provides for us. It is the man who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role. Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don't hesitate to call him "Dad".
Did you know? The first Father's Day celebration was in Spokane, Wa. on May 18, 1910.
This Day in History June 16
British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada. (1745)
Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. (1774)
First Battle of Groix otherwise known as "Cornwallis' Retreat". (1795)
Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspires his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness. (1816)
Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois. (1958)
The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology). (1971)
A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later. (1897)
The Ford Motor Company is incorporated. (1903)
Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway. (1903)
Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday". (1904)
IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York. (1911)
A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn. (1911)
Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space. (1963)
Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. (1977)
The premiere of Ghostbusters II (1989)
Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Shebaa Farms. (2000)
The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission. (2012)