Question of the Day
Friday's question asked: Which station has the honor of being the first licensed commercial radio station in the United States? The answer we were looking for is KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, created in November of 1920. Although it's been called the "world's first commercially licensed radio station," this distinction has been challenged by other stations: Detroit's WWJ lists its "First Air Date" as August of 1920.
Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Ames Alexander, Ed Joyce, Ken Walker, Hiram Reisner, Edward Tenner, Irene DeBlasio, John Wall, Carrie Gray, Dan Rosenbaum, Rachel Roh, Steven Herbert, Matthew Delman, Hollywood Highlands, Robert Fortner, Amy Zipkin, Francis Hinchey and Cindi Lash for getting that right, as well.
As for today's question, here it is: In 1936, a Jewish journalist and poet entered the assembly hall of The League of Nations in Geneva and shot himself, committing suicide before the entire group. Who was it, and why did he do it?
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