Question of the Day

Yesterday's Question of the Day asked … Considered by some the first nationally known Irish-American columnist, Charles Graham Halpine​ wrote humor pieces during the 1860s as an Irish private in the Union Army, but was better known by his pen name as well. What was it? That would be Private Miles O'Reilly!

Congratulations to recurring winner Tampa Bay Times' Craig Pittman, who was the very first person to tweet us the correct answer! Honorable mentions go out to Edward TennerM. Edward Borasky, freelance journalist Susan Crane-SundellMitch Cohen (who senses a pattern here), Paul JJ Payack, and Hollywood Highlands for all answering that correctly!

Still in keeping with the theme: This journalist of Irish descent landed exclusive interviews with convicted killers such as Richard ``Bruno" Hauptmann and Jack Ruby. However, her sudden death in 1965 drew suspicion, because she was both a loud critic of government agencies and was rumored to be working on "the scoop of the century" concerning JFK's assassination. Who was she, and how did she supposedly die?

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