Daily Archives: December 19, 2010

Trivia Quiz Answer: Jay Cooke


ANSWER: In the United States, what is known as the Panic of 1873 (or the “Crisis of the Gilded Age”), began at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 1873. Wall Street was devastated before the day was over. I had no idea what would happen when I arrived at work that morning. We had a cash crunch and my firm could no longer meet its obligations. Continue reading

TRIVIA: Who was the first President to fly? When did we first start referring to Air Force One?

The President is shown with Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation aboard Air Force One. (Reps. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis, Mike Quigley and Bill Foster, standing).


QUESTION: Why doesn’t President Obama act like his predecessors by having informal conversations with the news media? On long flights they would all go to the back of the plane for friendly bantering with the press. Continue reading