Today in history: OJ Simpson was found not guilty in ‘trial of the century’, 15 mind-blowing facts

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O.J. Simpson, whose full name is Orenthal James Simpson, is a former American football player, broadcaster, and actor who became a controversial figure in the United States due to his involvement in a high-profile criminal trial. Simpson became the subject of widespread media attention and controversy in 1994 when he was arrested and charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. The trial, which took place in 1995, was one of the most publicized and watched trials in American history. The trial became a media circus and a major cultural moment in the United States and was labeled as ‘trial of the century‘. It was marked by issues of race, celebrity, and the use of DNA evidence. Simpson’s legal defense team famously argued that evidence had been mishandled and that there was racial bias in the investigation.In a highly controversial verdict, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of all charges in the criminal trial on October 3, 1995. The “not guilty” verdict shocked many and led to intense debate and discussion about the American criminal justice system, race, and celebrity. Here are 15 astonishing facts about the trial: Lengthy Trial: The trial lasted for approximately...