Question of the Day

Dec 05, 2014

Yesterday's question asked (with thanks to Francis Hinchey for submitting it): House Speaker John Boehner lit the annual Capitol Christmas tree this week in Washington, D.C. What year did the "first" designated national Christmas tree tradition start? Who lit the tree? And what state donated the tree? Be sure to answer all three!  The year was 1923, when Vermont's Middlebury College president donated a 48-foot balsam fir to be lit by Vermont native President Calvin Coolidge on Christmas Eve.

Congratulations to Dan Rosenbaum of for being the very first to answer that correctly! This was a tough one, so honorable mentions go out to Marilyn Parel and Annie M. Dance for also getting all three parts exactly right.

As for today's question, here it is: We're closing in on the end of the year, so the BabyCenter recently revealed the top baby names from 2014. Which 'House of Cards' names appear to have been upped in popularity by the so-called "Netflix Effect?"

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