Question of the Day

Aug 06, 2014

Yesterday's question asked: TIME Magazine's annual "Person of the Year" tradition began almost by chance. Who was their very first "Man of the Year," and exactly why was he chosen? That would be aviator Charles Lindbergh, whose selection actually came about "when the magazine’s editors faced a slow news week and could not decide on a cover subject for the first issue of the new year." It was then that someone suggested that they select Lindbergh, remembering that they had "neglected to put Lindbergh on the cover after he completed his solo flight across the Atlantic in May." And so a tradition was born.

Congratulations to freelance writer Julie Webb-Pullman for being the very first to get that exactly right! Honorable mentions go out to Irene DeBlasioHiram ReisnerMarty RayKen WalkerJeanne KirkHollywood HighlandsEdward TennerBrock ThatcherAmy ZipkinMargo Howard, and Edirin Oputu for correctly answering either part or all of that question!

As for today's question, here it is: Which American president was also an influential newspaper publisher prior to being elected?

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