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See also Controversy.
Scapegoat (See DUPERY.)Abélard, Peter
Black Sox Scandal
(1079–c. 1144) French theologian takes Héloïse, abbess, as lover; marries her in secret. [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 18]
Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series. [Sports: EB, II: 66]
car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
$64,000 Question, The
(1894–1972) King of Britain whose decision to marry a divorcee forced him to abdicate throne (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835–836]
South Sea Bubble
game show discovered to be fixed (1958). [TV: Terrace, II, 295–296]
fraud is exposed in British South Sea Company (1720). [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 383]
government oil reserves fraudulently leased to private concerns (1922). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 353]
scandals involving Nixon’s administration (1972). [Am. Hist.: Kane, 460–462]
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