Answer: What In The World Happened Here? C: (100)

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? C (100):



The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey

"... was an act of sabotage on American ammunition supplies by German agents to prevent the materiel from being used by the Allies in World War I... "



Here is a map.

The Island to the east is, of course, Bedloe's Island. The Statue of Liberty arm was struck by shrapnel, and has been closed to the public ever since.

This is an interesting link.

This incident ranks with 9/11, Oklahoma City and Pearl Harbor on the terrorism scale, yet is not widely known.


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