Photo: Father's Day 2009: Facts, Gifts, More



Julie Eisenhower, left, and Tricia Nixon, right, smile as they present their father, U.S. President Richard Nixon, with a Father's Day gift—a surfboard he promptly vowed he'd never ride—in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 1969.

Since Nixon declared Father's Day a formal holiday in 1972, the holiday has remained a low-key affair, with most dads receiving ties and cards.

Father's Day 2009 falls on June 21.

Photograph by John Rous/AP


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