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TRU History | November 2, 2015

TRU History

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

November 2 marks the anniversary of the biggest upset in presidential election history.

Two days after winning the 1948 election, Harry Truman boarded the Ferdinand Magellan to return to Washington, D.C. Along the way, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of one of his least favorite newspapers. Here he is pictured smiling widely as he holds the paper aloft for the large crowd to see.

The series of “Dewey Defeats Truman” photos has become an icon of tenacity, perseverance, self-confidence and success.

Truman Holds Paper with Dewey Defeats Truman Headline

Click here to read the text of Truman’s 11/4/1948 remarks in St. Louis, Vincennes, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio.