Question of the Day

Feb 21, 2017

Yesterday we asked: Franklin Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to appoint a woman to his cabinet. What was her name, and what cabinet position did she hold?

Answer: That was Frances Perkins, who served as Secretary of Labor.

Many answered correctly, but congrats to Thomas Feyer who got there first. Honorable mention goes to Wendy Wasserman, who pointed out, “Story goes passion for fair labor partly ignited as witness to #triangleshirtwaistfire,” and Cindi Lash, who added the factoid that Perkins was the “Namesake of Frances ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner’ Houser.”

Your question of the day for today is…Speaking of Dirty Dancing, the movie was first released 30 years ago this August. A successful campaign and petition led to its re-release in theaters in 1997. Who led that campaign?

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