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Why Father's Day

Why Father's Day

Father’s Day, contrary to what many people believe, was not established in order to help greeting card manufacturers sell more cards. It began in the US about a 100 years ago when cards were not as common as they are now. It was started by Sonara Louise Smart Dodd who lived in Spokane, Washington, in 1909. Her father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was an outstanding dad. He had raised six children singehandedly after their mother died during childbirth....

Barack Obama Sworn In As 44th American President

Where: Washington, DC, U.S.A. January 20, 2009 : Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the U.S.A. in a year which is also the 200th birth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, the President who abolished slavery in that country. African-Americans first went to America as slaves, and they did not have the same rights as white people even as recently as the middle years of the twentieth century. Despite freezing weather conditions and high security, a record number of people (over a million) gathered outside Washington D....

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