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5 Jun 2015

Father's Day Facts and Figures Infographic

Father's Day Facts and Figures Infographic by eBay statistics info.

There is no doubt Father's Day was born in 1910 to complement Mother's Day birth in 1905. Statistics show the Father's Day consumers on their eBay data analysis overview.

Origin of Father's Day:
"On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday.In 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday at last. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts."*