compositionsMdaypic2010. The history of Mother’s Day is centuries old and can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. In 1912 West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother’s Day, and in 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance, declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. quote compiled from 4/30/10 post "you've come a long way momma!"
William Jennings Bryan, Democratic U.S. Representative from Nebraska, three-time Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party (1896, 1900 and 1908) and Secretary of State under Democratic President Woodrow Wilson