\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
April 15, 1981
Janet Cooke relinquishes Pulitzer Prize
On April 13, 1981, Janet Cooke was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing on her profile of an 8-year-old heroin addict. Two days later, Cooke admitted the story was a fake and relinquished the Pulitzer Prize.