Chappaquiddick: A tragedy that changed the course of American history

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In the summer of 1969, Sen. Edward “Ted”. Kennedy left a party on Chappaquiddick island neat Martha's Vineyard, Mass., with Mary Jo Kopechne. Later that night Kennedy's car plunged off the narrow wooden Dike Bridge into a pond. Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopechne drowned. Here’s a look back at that tragic day and its aftermath.

Here’s a look back at that tragic day and its aftermath.

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