Father’s Day has been around in some form since the Middle Ages, arriving officially in the US in 1910 as a proposal to honor men who lost their lives in a mining accident.

The idea was taken up by Sonora Smart Dodd, who along with her five brothers were raised by her father alone and being inspired after attending Mother’s Day in a church. She convinced the Spokane Ministerial Association to celebrate Father’s Day worldwide and succeeded. 

Today is being observed with memories and salutes to fathers by various celebrities, politicians and sports stars via the traditional online shout-outs at Twitter.

Here are a few of the early posts:

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