The 1916 Black Tom Explosion
In the sweltering of July 1916, New Jersey residents thought that sharks were their biggest worry. A stunning explosion in the early morning of July 30 brought the reality of the war in Europe to America's shores.
In the sweltering of July 1916, New Jersey residents thought that sharks were their biggest worry. A stunning explosion in the early morning of July 30 brought the reality of the war in Europe to America’s shores.
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