On This Day In 1945: Reporter Fired For Biggest Scoop In History

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In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history.

He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France. 

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For this, he was publicly rebuked by the AP, and then quietly fired.




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