Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century American History) for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 202):
On Nov. 3, 1948 he sent a congratulatory telegram, then told reporters, “I was just as surprised as you”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ali Hasan, a secondary school teacher from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
|Jessica Rea, a student from Carmichael, California
|Deirdre Thomas, an attorney & editor from Seattle, Washington (2-day total: $33,200)
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Correct response: Who is Thomas E. Dewey?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The pundits and pollsters all thought that Thomas Dewey was going to defeat Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election. However, Truman ran an excellent “whistle stop” campaign that kept gaining momentum and support up until Election Day. The most famous incorrect election headline in American history came on the morning of November 3, 1948, with the Chicago Daily Tribune proclaiming “Dewey Defeats Truman”.
However, the election returns told a different story. Truman carried Ohio, Illinois, and California (and 25 others), returning to the White House. Dewey’s congratulatory telegram to Truman read, “My heartiest congratulations to you on your election and every good wish for a successful administration. I urge all Americans to unite behind you in support of every effort to keep our nation strong and free and establish peace in the world.”
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Deirdre $10,000 – $9,999 = $1 (Who was Truman?)
Jessica $10,200 – $8,500 = $1,700 (Who is Harry Truman?)
Ali $10,800 + $9,601 = $20,401 (1-day total: $20,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD HISTORY $800 (10th pick)
Ali 3200 -3200 (Deirdre 800 Jessica -200)
2) ARCHITECTURE $1200 (11th pick)
Jessica 5200 +1800 (Deirdre 8400 Ali 3800)
3) THE 27 LANDLOCKED U.S. STATES $800 (16th pick)
Ali 6600 -1800 (Deirdre 8400 Jessica 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -93
J! round: THE SHAPE OF THINGS $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
Ali $15,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 6 incorrect, 44.64% in first on buzzer
Jessica $9,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Deirdre $10,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $8,600(on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
Deirdre Thomas, final stats:
50 correct, 6 incorrect
27.71% in first on buzzer (46/166)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,067
Ali Hasan, stats to date:
23 correct, 6 incorrect
44.64% in first on buzzer (25/56)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Ali Hasan, to win:
2 games: 36.54%
Avg. streak: 1.576 games.
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