Question of the Day

Oct 03, 2014

Yesterday's question asked (with thanks again to former journalist Francis Hinchey for contributing): The death of which president prompted Congress to legislate the full protection of the chief executive? And on whose desk was the original legislation authorizing the Secret Service's creation, awaiting his signature, the very night he was assassinated? Answer both to receive credit! Those presidents would be William McKinley and Abraham Lincoln, respectively.

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer both parts correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Dan RosenbaumMatthew DelmanKen Walker, and Hollywood Highlands for getting both right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is, with thanks to media maven Dan Rosenbaum for submitting it: What union-busting detective created the Civil War precursor to the Secret Service? And which strike was he best known for breaking?

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