Question of the Day

Oct 06, 2014

Friday's question asked (with thanks again 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? Those answers would be Allen Pinkerton and the Homestead strike against Andrew Carnegie!

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer both parts correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Debbie CarlsonMatthew DelmanHiram ReisnerMarilyn ParelBecky YerakKen WalkerSteven MorellCindi LashPaul BoydAmy ZipkinHollywood Highlands, Dan FreedmanFrancis Hinchey and Alan Blaustein for getting at least one of those right.

As for today's question, here it is, with thanks to frequent QOTD participant and former author Francis Hinchey for submitting it: What year did the first Ebola virus outbreak occur, and which two countries were involved? Be sure to answer both parts!

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. Remember, you must spell your answers correctly to be counted! We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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