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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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WWI: Black Tom Explosion (1916)

In the midst of WWI, German saboteurs demolished a US munitions stockpile in the Black Tom section of Jersey City, New Jersey. The series of massive explosions killed a few, injured hundreds, damaged all sorts of structures, including the Statue of Liberty, and was heard hundreds of miles away. Sued by the US government in 1922 but vindicated in 1930 by an international claims commission, the German government was ultimately ordered to pay $50 million in damages. When was the final payment made? More...
KenO
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:04:07 AM

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Final payment was made in 1979.
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