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Thread: Great Moments in Newspaper Headline History

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    Great Moments in Newspaper Headline History

    “Maybe you shouldn't dress like that.”

    “This is a blouse and skirt. I don't know what you're talking about.”

    “You shouldn't wear that body.”

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    The Chicago Trib

    A good one. I like the Chicago Tribune's headline "Dewey Defeats Truman: better, however. That one was a classic.
    M. Henley

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    Fertile Woman Dies in Climax

    Ths is a good candidate for the best headline:

    The town of Fertile, MN, population 853, sits about 19 miles southeast of Crookston on state highway 32; Climax, with 273 listed residents, sits to the west of there on US 75, some thirty miles away. An elderly lady from the former small town expired in the latter, leading to an obituary caption in the paper that read, in bold letters:

    "Fertile Woman Dies in Climax."

    Probably the longest-lived journalistic gaffe in the entire state, and one that must have brought at least mortification to its author. You'd hope so anyway.



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