Question of the Day

Nov 22, 2016

Yesterday, we asked: Farmers have long made a major show of presenting turkeys to presidents, but until Reagan, most of those presidents just ate the birds, they didn't pardon them. But while Reagan was the first president to officially "pardon" a turkey before Thanksgiving in a prestaged event, another president did so spontaneously after seeing a massive 55-pound turkey wearing a sign that read, "Good Eating, Mr. President." Who was the president?

Answer: John F. Kennedy. Congrats to Carrie Gray who answered first, and honorable mention goes to Orhan Akkurt who answered second.

Today's question of the day: Speaking of JFK, today marks the anniversary of his assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald, according to the Warren Commission. In that same report, Oswald is alleged to have been the shooter in a failed assassination attempt just months earlier against a man whose politics were so contrary to those of Kennedy that the man was said to have helpe distribute flyers in Dallas on the day of his visit an assassination that read, "Wanted For Treason: JFK."

Can you name this Kenedy political opponent who was also supposedly shot at by Oswald?

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

About the author

reporter covering music tech + politics. bylines @FastCompany @Guardian @thedailybeast @Stereogum I wrote @propublica's fracking song

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