Turns out that, according to 19th-century documents recently acquired by The Associated Press, The AP was founded two years earlier than historians and The AP itself believed.
For those of you keeping score at home, The AP was formed in May 1846 when Moses Yale Beach, owner-publisher of the original New York Sun, offered to share news from the U.S. war with Mexico with rival newspapers.
For many years, even The AP through it was founded in May 1848.
Now that the truth is out, I feel better. How about you?