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On July 30 of 1916
An explosion of 100,000 pounds of TNT at the Black Tom munitions terminal in the harbor of Jersey City extensively damages the port facilities, propels shrapnel through the torch of the Statue of Liberty and shatters windows as far away as Times Square in Manhattan. The explosion kills at least four and is later attributed to sabotage by German agents seeking to disrupt US shipments of munitions to nations fighting against Germany in World War I.
On July 29 of 2020
In his update to the media on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Murphy states that recent increases in cases have been traced to a series of prohibited indoor house parties, including ones in Middletown; Long Beach Island; and in Jackson which involved an estimated 700 people. The Governor also reports that the newer cases include a relatively high number of teens aged 14 to 19.
On July 28 of 1957
An Air Force C-124 Globemaster transport aircraft which took off from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on a routine flight to Europe has two of its four engines fail and is forced to dump cargo in the Atlantic, including two of its three nuclear bombs, in order to make an emergency landing at the Atlantic City Naval Air Station. Despite an extensive search, the bombs, which did not have their nuclear cores inserted, were never recovered.
On July 27 of 1974
The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, chaired by New Jersey Congressman Peter Rodino, votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
"I am from New Jersey" introduction by Jon Stewart for Bruce Springsteen at 2009 Kennedy Center Honors
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