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Category: Harry Truman

Harry Truman, Dewey Defeats Truman

The Truman-Dewey Election, 65 Years Ago

On the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in American politics, get the story on President Harry Truman’s unexpected re-election victory over Thomas Dewey.

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Remembering V-E Day

As we commemorate its 68th anniversary, check out some surprising facts about how the world reacted to Victory in Europe.

Historic Handshakes

8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

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Romantic-in-Chief: Presidential Love Letters, From Adams to Nixon

New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents.

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All the Presidents’ Birthdays

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Memo from 1944 Warned FDR Would Likely Die in Office

In July 1944, nine months before Franklin Roosevelt’s death, a doctor who had recently examined him wrote a memo warning that the president could not survive a fourth term in office.

Douglas MacArthur

Obama Fires McChrystal: Echoes of Truman-MacArthur?

In the wake of General Stanley McChrystal’s dismissal, comparisons have been made to Truman’s 1951 removal of Gen. MacArthur as commander of U.S. forces in Korea.