Historical Trivia of the Day, Poorly-Timed Magazine Cover Edition

by evanmcmurry

In the early 1960s, some Harvard undergrads published a moderate Republican journal called Advance, which was well respected by Eisenhower and Rockefeller but failed to make any money. As a hail mary, the group planned a big push for their final issue, commissioned a cover ruthlessly mocking a cartoon President Kennedy, and spent their last pennies on a massive print run. 70,000 issues rolled off the printer on the morning of November 22, 1963.

Needless to say, Advance was out of business by later that afternoon, though they did manage to pulp all 70,000 copies before anybody saw them.

(From Rule and Ruin, by Geoffrey Kabaservice)