Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick

car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
See: Scandal
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On that night, Kennedy hosted a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, as a sort of reunion for former members of his brother Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign team, according to (http://www.
There had to be an element of magic in it because the Kennedys were cursed by bad luck: First Jack assassinated; then Bobby, shot in a hotel pantry; then Ted's car span off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island and his female passenger died; then Jack's son killed in an air plane crash.
1969: Senator Edward Kennedy crashed his car into the Chappaquiddick River near Martha's Vineyard on America's east coast.
Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed
On the front page is a screaming headline about men landing on the moon; on the second page is a brief story about a car wreck that happened a couple of days earlier on the Chappaquiddick bridge.
The joke usually takes the form of a mock declaration that "I used to consider myself a Democrat, but thanks to 9/11, I'm outraged by Chappaquiddick.
1969: Senator Edward Kennedy's political career is in doubt after he pleads guilty to leaving the scene of a Crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash.
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.
In the West, there are police reports and thousands of articles and books about scandals like the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne in Lake Chappaquiddick with Ted Kennedy, who swam and survived, or the scandal involving British Defense Secretary John Profumo and Christine Keeler, or Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Kennedy admitted leaving the scene of the accident on Chappaquiddick Island in the US and was handed a two-month suspended sentence.
TED KENNEDY TRAGEDY struck again when Ted Kennedy was involved in a car accident in 1969 and crashed off a bridge into a river in Chappaquiddick, drowning his secretary Mary Joe Kopekne.
A late bloomer, Jack Olsen wrote thirty-three books, including The Bridge at Chappaquiddick and Silence on Monte Sole.