Today in History @ BellaOnline Learn more about what happened this day, this week, this month or this year in history! en-us Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:22:59 EST 240 Today in History @ BellaOnline Death of Mary Jo Kopechne It was this day in history, July 18, 1969 that Mary Jo Kopechne was killed in a car accident that was driven by Edward Kennedy. The death became a national scandal and ruined Kennedy's chances to run for pesident. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:30:01 EST Alley Oop Hits Number One Alley Oop, a song based on a comic strip about a time traveling caveman, hits number one on the Billboard music charts in 1960. It was the first novelty song to do so that year. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:01 EST Andy Griffith Andy Griffith died from a heart attack at the age of 86 but left a movie and television legacy that will live on for generations to come. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:20:01 EST