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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Dewey’

On This Day, November 3, 1948

On This Day, November 3, 1948

  Newspaper mistakenly declares Dewey president   On this day in 1948, the Chicago Tribune jumps the gun and mistakenly declares New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner of his presidential race with incumbent Harry S. Truman in a front-page headline: "Dewey Defeats Truman." Many of America's major newspapers had predicted a Dewey victory early on in the campaign. A New York Times article editorialized that "if Truman is nominated, he will be forced to wage the loneliest ... Full Story

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