Question of the Day

Jul 26, 2017

Yesterday, we asked: Who was the first woman in the U.S. to charter and serve as president of a bank?

Answer: It was Maggie L. Walker, who began publishing a newspaper, The St. Luke Herald, in 1902 and shortly after, chartered the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, giving her the distinction of being the first woman—and first African-American woman—in the U.S. to found a bank. This question also gives us a good excuse to share the story of her recent statue unveiling in Richmond, Virginia.

Congrats to…Maureen MacGregor, who was first to tweet the correct answer (just edging out Ron Casalotti, who came in second again). Worth noting: Craig Pittman has announced, “I am taking a knee for the rest of the week. Y'all have fun.”

Your question of the day for today is…Patrons at a Dallas Chipotle restaurant got more than extra guacamole with their burritos recently. What fell from the ceiling during the lunch rush?

As always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack.

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