False judgements and mistakes in history

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We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.

Beatles, Guitars, 1962Unknown (Plattenfirma), 1962, to The Beatles
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There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.

iPhonesSteve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO), 04/2007, 2 months before first iPhone is released
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No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.

Orville Wright
 
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I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.

FlyingWilbur Wright
 
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The accident is well under control.

Nuclear Energy, 1986Viktor Bryukhanov in Chernobyl, Episode 1
 
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After 40 years one shouldn't lie to the people about the chances of a German reunion. There are none.

German UnityGerhard Schröder, June 12th 1989
 
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I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Check-Point Charlie.

David Hasselhoff
 
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640 kB ought to be enough for anybody.

Unknown, 1981
 
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