Black Tom

Black Tom,

part of Jersey City, N.J., also called Black Tom Island. In July, 1916, German saboteurs demolished U.S. munitions stores there; in Jan., 1917, they destroyed the Kingsland, N.J., munitions plant. Sued by the U.S. government in 1922 but vindicated in 1930 by an international claims commission, the German government, upon hearings in 1939, was ultimately ordered to pay $50 million in damages.
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A decade later, during the international Mixed Claims Commission hearings into damages related to the war, several American lawyers revealed Witzke's role in the sabotage of the Black Tom Island munitions depot in New York Harbor on July 20, 1916.
Black Tom cut out the running from Airmount Tess but Droopys Smasher moved into third place off the fourth bend.
The black tom cat had three large gashes on his back, and the blackand-orange fabric, printed with bats, had stuck painfully to the sores.
The black tom cat had three large gashes on his back, and the black-and-orange fabric, printed with bats, had stuck painfully to the sores.
Mariah Carey, 45, poured her curves into a plunging, black Tom Ford dress.
Among them was Tom Oliver (known as Black Tom for his swarthiness and black hair), who rode three Grand National winners, and guided his friend, Top Pickerell, to have 17 Grand National rides.
The 13-year-old black tom - who disappeared in 2005 - was traced near Elizabeth's home in Dalkeith, Midlothian, in February.
Attending their first ball as a couple, Maja Salvador in a Cary Santiago gown and Gerald Anderson in a black Tom Ford suit bagged the "Best Dressed Female and Male" awards, reported Inquirer Entertainment.
Clad in a floor-length black Tom Ford gown as she mingled with famous pals like Salma Hayek and Cameron Diaz - on the arm of Theroux, Aniston risked a nip slip in the daring design.
Craig, dressed in a black Tom Ford suit, appeared to share a laugh with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla ahead of the premiere.
Soares v Black Tom Soares may be on loan from Premiership side Stoke but he couldn't get near Ian Black.
FORMER All Black Tom Willis insists the Dragons have a bright future as he hangs up his boots.