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03/11/1948 Newspaper mistakenly declares Dewey president

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65TH anniversary of "Dewey defeats Truman" mistake

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Did U Know: 1948 Headline "Dewey Defeats Truman"

In the presidential elections, Thomas Dewey was projected both by pollsters and the press as the winner. The newspaper Chicago Daily Tribune printed its post-election headline stating Dewey Defeats Truman in 150,000 copies in advance, however, the winner was Harry Truman.