These bald eagles look like they're enjoying some family time for Father's Day. Bald eagles are not actually bald - the name derives from an older meaning of the word, "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. coming back to Father's Day - it was first celebrated in 1910 in Washington state. While it gained popularity over the years, it didn't become a national holiday until US President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972. Mother's Day got a proclamation in 1914, but let's not get competitive here — today's about dad.