Question of the Day

Yesterday's question asked: Name the five wars in which Congress declared war and, as a bonus, the commanders-in-chief at the time the wars were declared by Congress? (Thank you for the suggestion, Francis Hinchey!) Those would be the War of 1812 (Madison), the Mexican-American War (Polk), the Spanish-American War (McKinley), World War I (Wilson), and World War II (FDR)!

Congratulations to Ken Walker of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer all parts of that correctly! Very impressive. Honorable mentions also go out to Amy B WangAnnie M. DanceDan RosenbaumMarilyn ParelHollywood Highlands and Amy Zipkin for getting all or most of that right.

As for today's question, here it is: In 1832, journalist Charles Havas founded the world's first major private news agency, Agence Havas. It was important to inform readers of stock prices as quickly as possible, but seeing as Twitter didn't exist yet, Havas had to resort to something else instead to transport this information. What did he use?

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