Black Tom Affair?
The Black Tom Affair took place in Jersey City, NJ in 1916. It was an act of German sabotage during World War I.
After finding the expensive dog collar which Tom bought Myrtle, Wilson becomes aware that Myrtle is having an affair. He knows it must be a wealthy man, but does not know who. After Myrtles death he searches for the man, and stops by at Toms house. Tom then tells Wilson that it was Gatsby who killed her, and Wilson naturally combines these pieces of information and concludes that Gatsby had the affair with Myrtle and…
Tom first finds out because people were talking about it, but he didnt know if he should belive it, so he goes over to Gatsby's house. He realy knows that it is true when they are all having dinner at the Buchanans house and Daisy says that Gatsby "you always look so cool" Tom then realizes that they are having an affair.
Because Daisy hit Myrtle (George Wilson's wife) whilst driving Gatsby's car, and Tom told George (Wilson) that Gatsby owned the yellow car that everyone was describing so George thought that Gatsby had killed his wife as well as had an affair with her, which was in fact false as Daisy killed Myrtle and Tom had an affair with Myrtle.