Nuclear Weapons/Warheads: United States Weapon Systems // Nuclear/Biological/Chemical // Nuclear


Country of Origin: USA

Since the detonation of the first nuclear device July 16, 1945, at the Trinity test site near Los Alamos, N.M., the United States has engaged in research and development on a variety of nuclear warheads.   Significant Milestones In U.S. Nuclear Weapons Development Jan. 25, 1939: The first successful fission experiment in the United States takes place at Columbia University. Jan. 26, 1939: Niels Bohr announces the discovery of fission at a conference on theoretical physics at...

 

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