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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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Chappaquiddick prosecutor dies at 85

Chappaquiddick prosecutor dies at 85

DARTMOUTH, Mass., March 17 (UPI) -- Edmund Dinis, the Massachusetts prosecutor who investigated the death of Mary Jo Kopechne in Sen. Edward Kennedy's car, has died. He was 85.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 18, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

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Today is Tuesday, July 18, the 199th day of 2006 with 166 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 18, the 199th day of 2005 with 166 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 18, the 200th day of 2004 with 166 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 18, the 199th day of 2003 with 166 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

Today is July 18.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 18, the 199th day of 2002 with 166 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is July 15.
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Mary Jo Kopechne
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Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) was an American secretary and political campaign specialist who died as a result of an accident on Chappaquiddick Island while a passenger in a car being driven by United States Senator Ted Kennedy.

Kopechne, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was the only child of insurance salesman Joseph Kopechne and his wife, Gwen. She was of Polish-American heritage. The family moved to Berkeley Heights, New Jersey when she was an infant. She attended parochial schools growing up.

After graduating with a degree in business administration from Caldwell College for Women in New Jersey in 1962, Kopechne moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to teach for a year at the Mission of St. Jude as part of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1963, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work as secretary to Florida Senator George Smathers. Kopechne joined New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's secretarial staff following his election in 1964. There she worked as a secretary to the senator's speechwriters and as a legal secretary to one of his legal advisers. Kopechne was a loyal and tireless worker for Robert Kennedy, once in March 1967 staying up all night at his Hickory Hill home to type a major speech against the Vietnam War as the senator and his aides such as Ted Sorenson made last-minute changes to it.

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