On This Day In 1945: Reporter Fired For Biggest Scoop In HistoryBreaking News
tags: WW II, Edward Kennedy
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.
For this, he was publicly rebuked by the AP, and then quietly fired.
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