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Sunday, March 1, 2009

This Day In History: Bikini Atoll Hydrogen Bomb Test


Miss Atom Bomb 1954
In 1954, the hydrogen bomb code-named Bravo was exploded in a test over the Bikini Atoll of the Pacific Ocean. With explosive power of about 20 megatons of TNT it was the most powerful of all U.S. thermonuclear bomb tests. Radioactivity made the islands an unsafe wasteland, preventing the evacuated indigenous people from returning for many decades to follow. link