History of Mother’s Day: Ancient and Modern

Mothers Day

HISTORY OF MOTHER’S DAY The person who initially was most active in opposing the celebration of Mother’s Day is the very person who started this holiday in the US. How did that happen? Anna Jarvis’ mother died in 1905, and in her honor, Anna held a memorial in 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia. She continued…

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History of the Marathon: Ancient and Modern

Marathon

HISTORY OF THE MARATHON Today in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Marathon will be run. It begins at the start line in Hopkinton, MA, at 10:00 AM and follows the race route into Boston. This is the oldest and longest-running (no pun intended) annual marathon event, at least in the Western World. It began in 1897, the…

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