A Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today.
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
In 1968, Republican Richard M. Nixon narrowly defeats Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey in the U.S. presidential election. Neither man, however, receives a majority, because third-party candidate Strom Thurmond takes fourteen million votes, almost all in the South. On election night, as the votes come in, there is considerable speculation that Thurmond's presence in the presidential race may throw the contest into the House of Representatives, but by morning it is clear this will not happen.