# CDXVIII…For My Hometown, An Uncovered Excerpt…

The following post, which appears in my book, “/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\” (Amazon Kindle only, sorry), is dedicated to the people in my “hometown” of Jersey City, NJ, as an historical event had happened on this date…so without further ado, I present the birthday twins of the infamous “Black Tom Incident”…

# cvii…Hometown History Lesson…

Although there are a multitude of names on the list for today’s date, July 30th, I figured that I would let you know about a piece of history from my “hometown” of Jersey City, NJ; the 1916 terrorist attack (German) at Black Toms Island, which was responsible for seven deaths and damages (including some to the nearby Statue of Liberty) in the millions of dollars.

You see, Black Toms Island served as a munitions storage location for the American Allied Forces in World War I and, as such, was targeted by German spies and sabotaged, to create one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil.  About two million pounds of small arms and military ammunition were destroyed, along with about 100,000 pounds of TNT, igniting explosions felt in Philadelphia and Manhattan.

Just thought I’d let you know about my adopted hometown, as it is rich in history as well as my memories…

If it’s your birthday today, you also celebrate with; puppeteer Sid Krofft (1929), actor Edd “Kookie” Byrnes (1933), baseball executive Bud Selig (1934), singer/entertainer Paul Anka (1941), veteran Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), actor Frank Stallone (1950) and veteran actress Delta Burke was born in 1956.

“The Matrix” co-star Laurence Fishburne (1961), actress Vivica A. Fox (1964), actor/comedian Terry Crews (1968), director/producer extraordinaire Christopher Nolan (1970), singer Elvis Crespo (1971), comedian/actor Tom Green (1971) and award-winning actress Hilary Swank (1974) finish this list of celebrity twins.

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\


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