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Word of the Day

  • claptrap
    Definition: (noun) Pompous or pretentious talk or writing.
    Synonyms: blah, bombast, fustian, rant.
    Usage: He talks a lot of pretentious claptrap and rarely gets down to brass tacks.

This Day in History

  • The First Father's Day (1910)
    Father's Day is a day set apart in many countries for honoring fathers. In the US, UK, and Canada, it is observed on the third Sunday in June. The idea for a father's day originated when Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, heard a sermon on Mother's Day in 1909 and was inspired to create a date to honor fathers like her own, a Civil War veteran. Through her efforts, the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane in 1910. When was the holiday made official in the US? Discuss