On this day in history: O.J. Simpson's car chase stunned America

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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Police cars pursue the Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson's friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson's friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Motorists wave signs as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson's friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson's friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Motorists stop and wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson's friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Ex-football superstar O.J. Simpson (C) is accompanied by two LAPD detectives to Parker Center after he was arrested following a 90 minute highway chase 17 June. Simpson has been charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman who were brutally slain late 12 June 1994. (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: A photograph dated 29 September 1994 of O.J. Simpson in a Los Angeles courthouse during his trial. (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - This file photo combo shows O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, left, and her friend Ron Goldman, both of whom were murdered and found dead in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. O.J. Simpson was arrested in connection to the murder and acquitted of the crime. Simpson is now serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison after a jury found him guilty in 2008 of leading the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, and he's seeking a new trial because he says his longtime lawyer failed to disclose that he knew about the plan in advance and told Simpson it was legal and provided bad advice at trial. (AP Photo/File)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 6: Los Angeles Police Detective Tom Lange (L) points to pictures 06 March of the trail of blood at Nicole Brown Simpson's condominium where she and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered 12 June 1994 during testimony in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Lange, one of the lead investigators in the case, was cross-examined by the defense as to his actions at the murder scene. On the right is Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran, Jr. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Lori SHELPER/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Prosecutor Marcia Clark points to a chart as she describes to jurors where evidence was found at O.J. Simpson's home during opening statements in the O.J. Simpson murder trial 24 January in Los Angeles, CA. Simpson is accused of the 12 June 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. (COLOR KEY: Chart has blue border) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 8: Sukru Boztepe points 08 February in a Los Angeles court to O.J. Simpson ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson's condominium where he found her body 'lying down full of blood' just after midnight 12 June 1994. A friend, Ronald Goldman, was also found murdered. (COLOR KEY: Boztepe's shirt is red). AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
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On June 17, 1994, the world stopped to watch one of the most infamous "car chases" in history -- that of football legend, O.J. Simpson.

The car chase, which took place on Los Angeles' 405 freeway, lasted for nearly 2 hours as Los Angeles cops surrounded Simpson's white Ford Bronco, which was driven by his friend and former teammate Al Cowlings.

More than 20 years later, we're still talking about "the chase."

Check out these interesting facts about the car chase.

1) The vehicle was driven by Simpson's longtime friend and former teammate at USC and with the Buffalo Bills, Al Cowlings.

2) The chase -- which topped out at speeds of 60 MPH -- lasted for roughly 2 hours.

3) When the chase came to an end, police found a fake goatee and mustache, a bottle of makeup adhesive, receipts from a beauty store and Simpson's passport and a gun in the white Bronco.

4) When Simpson did not turn himself in on the day of the case, Robert Kardashian (Simpson's lawyer and father of the Kardashian's) read a letter by Simpson to the media.



5) Some suspected the note read by Kardashian could be a suicide note, and the presumption was further escalated when he was found with a gun to his own head during the chase.

6) Domino's Pizza reported record delivery sales during the chase (as people were most likely glued to their television's).

7) Over a dozen helicopters and police cars followed the Bronco on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles throughout the entirety of the chase.

8) Roughly an hour and a half later, Simpson surrendered in his mansion, where he sat inside the Bronco demanding to speak to his mother for nearly another hour.

9) Before being taken into custody by police, O.J. used the bathroom in his home, called his mother and drank a glass of juice.

10) The infamous car chase proved to be one of the most memorable moments in television history.

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