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Father's Day : June 19

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Excerpt: The idea of Father?s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother?s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children by himself on a rural farm. June was chosen for the first Father?s Day celebration - proclaimed for June 19, 1910, by Spokane?s mayor - because it was the month of William Smart?s birth. The first presidential p...

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Father's Day : June 20

By: epartment of Commerce

Excerpt: The idea of Father?s Day originated with Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while listening to a Mother?s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who raised his six children by himself on a rural farm. June was chosen for the first Father?s Day celebration - proclaimed in 1910 by Spokane?s mayor - because it was the month of William Smart?s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued ...

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Father's Day : June 15

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Excerpt: Father?s Day dates back to 1910 when it was conceived by Mrs. John B. Dodd of Spokane, Wash., and proclaimed for June 19 of that year by the mayor. The first presidential proclamation was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father?s Day. Father?s Day has been celebrated annually since 1971.

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Fact Sheet : The Social Security Payroll Tax Rate

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Excerpt: The President Has Laid Out Basic Principles That Must Guide ReformNo Changes For Those Born Before 1950. Those who are at or nearing retirement will see no changes to their Social Security benefits, but they too want to see the system strengthened for their children and grandchildren. We Must Fix Social Security Permanently. The President wants to fix Social Security once and for all so that our children and grandchildren do not face these same problems. No Incr...

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Explosives; Pyrotechnic Products; Matches; Pyrophoric Alloys; Cert...

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Excerpt: This chapter does not cover separate chemically defined compounds other than those described in note 2 (a) or (b) below. 2. The expression articles of combustible materials in heading 3606 applies only to: (a). Metaldehyde, hexamethylenetetramine and similar substances, put up in forms (for example, tablets, sticks or similar forms) for use as fuels; fuels with a basis of alcohol, and similar prepared fuels, in solid or semi-solid form; (b). Liquid or liquefied-...

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