I don't like Formerly Accurate History because sometimes the preferred version of history is actually less accurate than what was formerly believed. It would be nice if history were a straight line toward ever more accurate knowledge of the past, but that is not so. Also, some of the examples have not to do with inaccuracy, but with jarring irony resulting from things that are now commonly known, such as J Edgar Hoover's crossdressing, or Lugosi's drug addiction, or the extent of different levels of cooperation by locals with the Nazis, etc.
DDT is when a prediction of history (like a Precrime Arrest) turns out false.
The name/image is the newspaper printed before the results were in for the election.
Dated History fits for when history has already happened, but the history books of fiction need correcting based on new evidence.
That'd be a case for another TRS - and given that Dewey Defeats Truman is the much more widespread name, it might actually be the better concept.
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Alternative Titles: History Marches On
12th Oct '13 10:49:22 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.