Question of the Day

Nov 25, 2014

Yesterday's question asked, with thanks to former journalist Francis Hinchey for submitting it: With all the noise about presidential executive actions, past and present, what president took executive action to declare a holiday we celebrate Nov. 26? The answer we were seeking was George Washington.

Congratulations to Hollywood Highlands for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Claudine LaforceKevin Simmons (who quips, "I cannot tell a lie... I Googled"), Vige Barrie (who adds "but FDR changed the date for retailers per 'Book of the Year' by Aveni"), Clint Schaff and Ken Walker for also getting that right. In light of the information offered by Barrie, we'll give credit as well to Anna Reitman, who also answered FDR.

As for today's question, here it is: In lieu of a turkey pardoning (a Thanksgiving presidential tradition that has attracted increasing criticism in recent years), Seattle's mayor just pardoned what instead?

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