Question of the Day

Nov 17, 2016

Yesterday, we asked: The name Edwin Edwards might not mean much to you. But the man he defeated in the 1991 Louisiana gubernatorial race on his very day 15 years ago is someone you've almost definitely heard of. (Hint: His named popped up in the news quite frequently during the 2016 election). Who did Edwards defeat?

Answer: David Duke. Congrats to Tracey Parry for answering first. Kudos and honorable mention to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Fitzgerald for knowing Duke's ridiculous campaign slogan: "Vote for the crook, it's important."

Today's question of the day is: Another "on this day in history" question and, once again, we take you back to 1991 (which we mistakenly said was "15 years ago" yesterday. It was obviously 20 years ago. Sorry about that).

On this day in 1991, the first-ever national television commercial aired for what type of product? (Hint: The product is at once both commonly used and not used commonly enough).

As always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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