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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency on this
day in 1948. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above)." The Truman victory had 
surprised many polls and newspapers.

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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GAME SHOW HOST HAS DIED AT 96

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Monte Hall (Monte Halparin) (August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017) 


Hall’s family reported that the Canadian born former game show host and
producer died from heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was best
known as the long-running host of Let’s Make a Deal.

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SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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The panel game show “I’ve Got a Secret” was  produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. The original run was 
June 19, 1952–April 3, 1967. The show was originally hosted by
radio and television personality Garry Moore. Various celebrity
panelists would try to determine a contestant’s "secret".

I've Got A Secret.....Hosted by Garry Moore with panelists Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows,  Henry Morgan, and Faye Emerson.

Panelists included from left: Bill Cullen, Jayne Medows,  Henry
Morgan, and Faye Emerson. Host Gary Moore (standing).

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GAME SHOW CREATOR HAS DIED AT 87

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Charles Hirsch "Chuck" Barris  (June 3, 1929 – March 21, 2017)

(AP) – Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game,"
"The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," 

According to publicist Paul Shefrin, Barris.died of natural causes Tuesday
afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York.
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VANNA WHITE ‘’TURNED’’ 60 TODAY

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Vanna White (Vanna Marie Rosich)
was born in
Conway, South Carolina.

Actress and television personality Vanna White is best recognized as the
hostess and puzzle-board letter turner on Wheel of Fortune (NBC/CBS. She
began appearing on the show in 1982. She appeared on several game
shows, including The Price is Right.

Vanna was awarded $403,000 after suing Samsung Electronics for featuring
her likeness as a robot in an advertisement.

 

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak.

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