On June 17, 1994, in one of the most memorable events in modern history, O.J. Simpson led police on a 50-mile, low-speed chase down Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. Simpson, who was accused of double-murder, was a passenger in a white Ford Bronco driven by former teammate Al Cowlings. The chase, which was watched by a reported 95 million viewers, finally ended when Simpson returned to his Brentwood home. Here are some scenes from that unforgettable day, 20 years later.
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This is the last page of a handwritten letter by Simpson to fans, which was read by friend Robert Kardashian during a news conference the day of the chase.
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Simpson fans hold a "GO O.J." sign at the intersection of Rockingham Drive and Sunset Boulevard, near Simpson's mansion.
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At Madison Square Garden, members of the media watch live television coverage of O.J. Simpson on the Los Angeles freeways. The chase occurred at the same time as Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Knicks and Rockets. NBC, which was airing the game, cut to split-screen coverage -- the O.J. chase the main image, the game relegated to a small box in the corner.
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Motorists exit their vehicles to watch the action as police follow the white Bronco from a safe distance.
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Scores of curious onlookers cheer and hold signs in support of Simpson.
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After arriving at Simpson's Brentwood area home, Cowlings walks out of the Bronco.
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At about 9 p.m., Simpson surrendered to authorities and was driven to the LAPD office.
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Simpson was booked on murder charges.
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Family members of Simpson react after learning he had surrendered to police.
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Simpson's mugshot was one of the most famous images of the decade. His trial lasted over eight months and he was eventually found not guilty by a jury of his peers.
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Al "A.C." Cowlings, who claimed Simpson threatened to kill himself with a gun pointed at his own head, was initially charged with a felony for aiding a fugitive, but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
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Los Angeles Police Department spokesman David Gascon speaks at a news conference to announce the charges against O.J. Simpson.
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At Portrero Hill Recreation Center in San Francisco, where Simpson played when he was a boy, a 15-year-old stands under a photo of the fallen star.
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