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Truman Beats Dewey

It was a presidential election the polls and press got wrong. “Dewey Defeats Truman” read the November 2, 1948, Chicago Tribune newspaper headline. Republican New York Governor Thomas Dewey was on a clear path to victory against the unpopular President Harry Truman. But unbeknownst to those who thought Dewey had it in the bag, Truman’s whistle stop tour weeks before the election gained momentum and delivered enough votes to win.

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FDR Signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act

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