Question of the Day

Nov 28, 2014

Thursday's question asked, with thanks to Francis Hinchey for submitting it: Who was the first President to officially grant a pardon to a turkey? It may surprise you to learn that it was George H. W. Bush who was the first to formally incorporate the presidential tradition of pardoning turkeys. Many a turkey had been offered to a president before, of course, but pardoning really wasn't necessarily part of the equation!

Congratulations to Cindi Lash of Pittsburgh Magazine for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Amy ZipkinCarrie GrayHollywood Highlands and Claudine Laforce for getting that right as well.

As for today's question, here it is: Today is infamously known throughout the world as "Black Friday." Exactly when and where was the unflattering nickname first applied to the Friday following Thanksgiving?

Click here to submit your answer to @MuckRackIf you don't click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find your contribution quickly (the link will automatically do so for you)! And remember, you must spell your answers correctly to be counted. We’ll announce the winners on Monday!

About the author

Writes the @MuckRackDaily & runs #muckedup chat. Creator of #100helpfuldays. I can haz media tips?

Signup for the Muck Rack Daily email

A digest of journalism, written by journalists, delivered to your inbox daily.