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Chappaquiddick

car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
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left a party on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard with Mary Jo Kopechne, 28; some time later, Kennedy's car went off a bridge into the water.
Kennedy admitted leaving the scene of the accident on Chappaquiddick Island in the US and was handed a two-month suspended sentence.
After touring Edgartown's elegant shops, historic town hall and its own Portobello Road, great for quirky gifts and one-off pieces of art, I rented a bike and hopped on the $6 (pounds 4) ferry across to Chappaquiddick Island.
For Americans, reaching the moon provided uplift and respite from the Vietnam War, from strife in the Middle East, from the startling news just a few days earlier that a young woman had drowned in a car driven off a wooden bridge on Chappaquiddick Island by Sen.
From our next stop, Edgartown - a very smart, upmarket place where our B&B was the elegant Jonathan Munroe House - we hired bikes and made the 60-second ferry crossing to Chappaquiddick Island.
On the evening of Friday, July 18, 1969, Senator Kennedy attended a small reunion party on Chappaquiddick Island organized by a group of women who had worked for his brother Robert's presidential campaign.
Visitors enjoy exploring the brick paths of Edgartown while admiring the historic old captain's homes, the spectacular seaside gardens that surround them, and the stunning views of Edgartown harbor and Chappaquiddick Island.
Senator Edward Kennedy told of his fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island when his car accident left a woman dead.
In that book, "True Compass," Kennedy said he was dazed, afraid and panicked in the minutes and hours after he drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island with Kopechne as his passenger.
July 18, 1969 - Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts.
Political observers considered him the candidate to beat in 1972, but that possibility came to an end on a night in July 1969, when the senator drove his Oldsmobile off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, Mass.
He was pronounced finished 40 years ago after Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in a car the senator drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island off Martha's Vineyard.