On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that on the second Sunday of May, Mothers Day would be observed in the United States. Anna Jarvis, a social activist, is credited with being the found of Mother’s Day. SOURCE: This Day in Women’s History, Sourcebooks, 2019.
Barbie Doll Debutes March 9 & 10, 1959 On March 9 and 10, 1959, the iconic fashion doll, Barbie, debuted at the American International Toy Fair by Mattel. As of 2019 over one billion Barbie dolls have been sold. Source: This Day in Women’s History: 365