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"Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famously inaccurate banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election in an upset victory.

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When #ChicagoHistory goes really wrong: (Steve Harvey knows what we mean) Dewey defeats Truman was a famously inaccurate headline on the cover of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbant United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 Presidential #Election in an upset victory.

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Harry Truman (holding the newspaper) won the presidential election in 1948, but the Chicago Daily Tribune ran the headline "Dewey Beats Truman." One of the most famous newspaper errors and headlines of all time led to one of the most famous photos of all time.

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Dewey Defeats Truman

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A ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Lesson for the Digital Age

A ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Lesson for the Digital Age - The New York Times

In 1948, the Chicage Tribune was so certain that Dewey would win the presidential race, they printed the morning paper with that result. How wrong they were. Pres. Truman was the victor.

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