June 16, 2019
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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS
 

TIME CAPSULES

Crypt of Civilization, in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be opened in the year 8113! See the entire inventory of this HUGE time capsule. arrow

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

arrow June 16, 1903

The Eyes Have It

On this day, Andrew Jackson, Jr. received a patent for eye protectors for chickens. The device protected them from other fowls that might attempt to peck their eyes.

arrow June 1910

Father's Day

The first Father's Day was started thanks to Mrs. John Dodd. Her father, William Jackson Smart, raised his six children by himself after his wife died. Mrs. Dodd wanted to have one day to honor fathers and asked local ministers in Spokane, Washington, for their support. The ministers agreed and chose June 19, 1910, for the first Father's Day celebration. Later, Congress officially changed the date to the third Sunday in June. This year, Father's Day falls on June 16.

In the past, sheep trimmed the White House lawn!


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