OPINION: 'News Beat of the Century' – The Battle of Manila Bay, 1898
Posted at Aug 31 09:49 PM
It was not until the day after, May 8, 1898, that the general public came to know of Commodore George Dewey’s victory. Joseph Pulitzer’s the New York World newspaper carried an earthshaking scoop! America celebrated, scrambling for the nearest map, to locate where in the world lay the Philippine Islands!
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