An automobile accident in 1969 that greatly affected the career of Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy of Massachusetts. A woman on Kennedy's staff drowned at Chappaquiddick Island, off the Massachusetts coast, after a car that Kennedy had been driving, and in which she had been riding, went off a bridge. Kennedy survived, but delayed informing the police, and has never provided a full explanation of the incident. Afterward, many voters lost confidence in Kennedy, who had been considered a strong possibility to be nominated by the Democratic party for president.
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The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.
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The incident sparked his belief in Santa, but he would have to wait nearly two decades before dressing up as Jolly St. Nick.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless the evening and the night passed away without incident.
A little incident which his mother remembers is not without a pretty allegoric significance.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
It is not, however, the incident in itself that is now referred to, but only the formality ascribed to it in the narrative.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
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