TIME called it "The most controversial marriage that never was in recent U.S. political history"
According to an article in TIME Magazine, two key events in 1997 hit Joseph Kennedy II where it counts--at the polls.
Eyeing the governor's office, Kennedy's popularity took a hit when his ex-wife Sheila Rauch Kennedy published a scathing book entitled "Shattered Faith" about their 12-year marriage, divorce and Kennedy's bid to have the marriage annulled.
Poll numbers continued to dip in 1997, this time thanks to Kennedy's brother Michael and allegations that he had had a 5-year affair with his children's babysitter--an affair that reportedly began when the girl was 14.
See another TIME story "The most controversial marriage that never was in recent U.S. political history" here.
(Image right: Cover of "Shattered Faith", courtesy RandomHouse.com.)
Boston man claims he was attacked by Bourne man during the performance
On this day in 2007 Boston police said they were investigating a brawl that reportedly broke out during a Boston Pops concert at Symphony Hall.
Opening night turned into a KO at Symphony Hall when 27-year-old Matthew Ellinger of Boston told police he was attacked by 44-year-old Michael Hallam of Bourne after reportedly asking Hallam to stop talking. Hallam's version of the story differed from Ellinger's.
Matthew Ellinger, 27, a graphic designer from Brighton, claims Hallam turned around and punched him during the performance, causing Boston Pop's conductor Keith Lockhart to stop the music and wait until the screams from the balcony ended.