Date:
5 - 21 - 1964
 
Category:
Oil-Petroleum
 
Location:
United States  
 
Event:
The world's first nuclear powered lighthouse, the "Baltimore Light," on the Chesapeake Bay in Md., went into operation on this date. A 60-watt radioisotope nuclear generator, 345 inches high, weighing 4,600 pounds, supplied a continuous flow of electricity for 10 years without refueling.

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