In 1959 Bob Bartlett & Hiram Fong each won a coin flip to gain this alliterative title

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CATEGORY: 1950s Politics

CLUE: In 1959 Bob Bartlett & Hiram Fong each won a coin flip to gain this alliterative title

ANSWER: Senior Senator

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, 28 February 2024

In 1959, a coin flip determined that Bob Bartlett and Hiram Fong would each be awarded the designation of “Senior Senator.” This method, while unconventional, was chosen to settle the issue of seniority between Bartlett and Fong as they both were inaugurated into the U.S. Senate, representing the newly recognized states of Alaska and Hawaii, respectively.

Holding the status of Senior Senator in the Senate carries considerable importance, influencing not only the allocation of office spaces and the hierarchy in committee assignments but also the precedence in speaking on the Senate floor. The decision to use coin flips to assign the title of “Senior Senator” to each from their respective states was a straightforward yet efficacious solution to a unique circumstance.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Nick Cascone
Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Originally Queens, New York

Final Score: $1
Round 2 Score: $2,400
Round 1 Score: $1,000
Jake DeArruda
Originally Ludlow, Vermont
Delivery Routing Assistant

Final Score: $1,999
Round 2 Score: $14,400
Round 1 Score: $14,400
Yogesh Raut
Vancouver, Washington
Social and Personality Psychologist

Winning Score: $24,799
Round 2 Score: $26,800
Round 1 Score: $5,600

Final Jeopardy Video – Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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