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Chicago daily tribune. [Vol. CVII, no. 264 (November 3, 1948)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08815 Author/Creator: Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Newspaper Date: 3 November 1948 Pagination: 52 p. ; 60 x 43 cm.

Summary of Content: Infamous incorrect printing of the results of the 1948 election. Main headline reads, "Dewey Defeats Truman."

Background Information: Republicans, the polls, the newspapers, the political writers, and even many Democrats had expected Thomas E. Dewey to win the 1948 election over Harry S. Truman. On the night this paper ...was printed, returns were slow to come in so the staff printed the headline believing that Dewey would win. There was an effort to recall the papers in the morning but some had already gotten into customers' hands. See More

People: Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PresidentJournalismElectionGovernment and CivicsPolitics

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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