Date:
12 - 2 - 1942
 
Category:
Miscellaneous
 
Location:
United States  
 
Event:
The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago. The chain reaction makes possible the development of the atomic bomb, the first of which was exploded at Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945.

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