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Harry TrumanSep 23, 1949

Paul HarveyFeb 6, 1951

JFKSep 5, 1961

KhrushchevJan 16, 1963

President ReaganDec 8, 1987

Bill ClintonSep 24, 1996

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Nuclear - Historical Events
Date Event
1933-09-12

Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.

1938-12-17

Discovery of nuclear fission using uranium by Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann

1942-12-02

Nuclear-Physicist Walter Zinn initiates the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the world's first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago

1945-01-15

The Manhattan Project's G-5 Group, headed by Physicist's Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory

1945-04-21

Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory

1945-05-03

Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg

1946-03-28

Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

1946-05-21

Physicist Louis Slotin is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while preparing a plutonium core experiment at the Los Alamos lab, he dies 9 days later and the accident ends all hands-on nuclear assembly work at Los Alamos

1946-07-24

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island

1948-04-14

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1948-04-30

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1948-05-14

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1949-08-29

USSR performs first nuclear test

1949-09-23

US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

1950-02-03

Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges

1951-01-27

US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site

1951-01-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-02-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-02-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-02-06

Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

1951-02-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security

1951-04-07

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1951-04-20

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1951-05-08

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1951-05-24

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1951-09-24

USSR performs nuclear test

1951-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test

1951-10-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-10-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-10-30

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-11-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-11-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-11-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1951-12-20

Walter Zinn's Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA

1952-04-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1952-04-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1952-06-14

Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)

1952-10-03

1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia

1953-03-11

American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches

1953-03-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1953-03-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1953-05-19

Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

1953-08-23

USSR performs nuclear test

1953-10-14

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia

1953-10-26

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia

1954-01-21

USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames, Connecticut.

1954-02-28

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1954-03-01

US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US

1954-03-26

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1954-04-06

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1954-04-25

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher

1954-05-04

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1954-05-13

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1954-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test

1954-09-21

1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson

1955-01-17

Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage

1955-04-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1955-04-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1955-04-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1955-05-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site

1955-05-14

US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

1955-05-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1955-06-15

The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.

1955-07-15

Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

1955-07-17

Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power

1955-07-21

USS Seawolf launched, 1st submarine powered by liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor

1955-07-29

USSR performs nuclear Test

1955-08-02

USSR performs nuclear test

1955-09-21

USSR performs nuclear test

1955-11-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1955-11-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1956-03-20

USSR performs nuclear test

1956-03-30

USSR performs nuclear test

1956-05-04

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1956-05-16

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia

1956-05-27

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1956-05-30

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1956-07-02

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1956-07-08

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1956-07-10

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1956-07-20

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island

1956-07-21

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak

1956-08-30

USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)

1956-09-10

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia

1956-10-04

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1956-10-11

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1956-10-17

England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens

1956-10-22

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1956-11-17

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-01-19

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-03-08

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-03-15

3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)

1957-04-03

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-06

USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)

1957-04-10

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-12

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-16

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-25

1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated

1957-04-29

1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va

1957-05-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-05-31

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1957-07-15

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1957-07-19

1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada

1957-07-19

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1957-07-24

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1957-07-25

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1957-08-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-08-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-08-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-08-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-08-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-08-30

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-09-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-09-14

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia

1957-09-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1957-09-19

1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada

1957-09-25

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1957-09-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1957-10-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1957-10-09

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1957-10-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1957-10-10

A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident.

1957-11-08

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1957-12-02

1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)

1957-12-18

Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity

1957-12-28

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-01-13

9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban

1958-01-24

After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion

1958-01-28

Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor

1958-02-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-02-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-03-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-03-14

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-03-15

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-03-21

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-03-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-03-31

USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same

1958-04-04

1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)

1958-04-05

Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.

1958-04-28

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-05-05

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1958-05-11

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1958-05-11

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1958-05-12

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1958-05-20

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1958-05-21

US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)

1958-05-26

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1958-05-30

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1958-05-31

US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)

1958-07-02

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1958-07-12

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

1958-07-17

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak

1958-07-22

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island

1958-08-06

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1958-08-18

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1958-08-22

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-08-27

US performs nuclear test at South Atlantic Ocean

1958-08-30

US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

1958-09-02

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-09-06

US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

1958-09-11

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-09-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-09-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-22

US nuclear subne USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)

1958-09-23

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-09-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-09-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-06

US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains record 60 days under pole

1958-10-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-10-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test

1958-11-03

USSR performs nuclear test

1959-05-19

The USS Triton, the first submarine with two nuclear reactors, is completed

1959-07-14

USS Long Beach, first nuclear powered cruiser launched at Quincy, Mass

1959-07-21

1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, named, Camden NJ

1959-08-17

USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

1960-02-13

France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1960-02-16

US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip

1960-03-10

USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing

1960-03-25

1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

1960-04-01

France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria

1960-04-13

France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara

1960-08-19

The first commercial atomic energy reactor, owned by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company, achieves a self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Rowe, Deerfield River, Massachusetts

1960-09-24

USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched

1960-10-05

British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament

1960-10-17

US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases

1960-10-21

1st British nuclear sub HMS Dreadnought launched

1960-11-15

USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched

1960-11-22

French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons

1960-11-30

French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons

1960-12-27

France performs nuclear test

1961-02-16

China uses its 1st nuclear reactor

1961-03-08

US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs

1961-04-25

France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1961-06-29

Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)

1961-08-30

USSR says it will resume nuclear testing

1961-09-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-05

JFK begins underground nuclear testing

1961-09-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR

1961-09-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1961-10-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-06

USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR

1961-10-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1961-10-11

USSR performs nuclear test

1961-10-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-10-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1961-10-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR

1961-10-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1961-10-30

Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba - most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated

1961-11-07

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1961-11-15

UN bans nuclear arms

1961-12-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1961-12-10

US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)

1961-12-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-01-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-01-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-01-30

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-02-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-02-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-02-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-02-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-02-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-02-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-02-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-03-01

US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada

1962-03-02

JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

1962-03-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-03-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-03-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-04-25

US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island

1962-04-27

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-01

1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara

1962-05-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1962-05-02

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-04

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-06

1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)

1962-05-06

US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

1962-05-07

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-09

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-11

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-12

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-14

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-19

US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1962-05-25

US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1962-07-06

Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare.

1962-07-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-07-09

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-07-10

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-07-11

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-07-11

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-07-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-07-14

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1962-07-17

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1962-07-26

Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba

1962-07-27

USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-08-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-22

Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga

1962-08-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-08-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-08-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-09-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-09-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-10-02

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-10-06

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-10-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-10-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-10-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-10-18

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-10-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-10-20

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-10-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-10-25

1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation

1962-10-26

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-10-27

Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba

1962-10-27

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-10-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-10-28

Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated

1962-10-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-10-30

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-11-01

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-11-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-11-04

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1962-11-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-11-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-11-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-12-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-12-07

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-12-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-12-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962-12-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-12-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-12-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-12-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1963-01-16

Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

1963-02-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-02-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-03-18

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-03-30

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-04-10

USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston

1963-04-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-04-11

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-04-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-05-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-05-17

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1963-07-25

US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty

1963-08-05

Britain, USA & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty

1963-08-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-09-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963-09-24

US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing

1963-10-07

JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

1963-10-09

French air force gets first nuclear weapons

1963-10-20

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-10-26

US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada

1964-03-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-04-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1964-05-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1964-05-16

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-05-21

1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)

1964-07-17

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1964-07-19

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-08-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1964-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1964-10-16

China becomes world's 5th nuclear power

1964-10-22

US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss

1964-10-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1964-11-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-11-28

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1964-12-16

US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

1964-12-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-01-12

At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada

1965-01-15

Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan

1965-01-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-02-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-02-12

Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

1965-02-27

France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-03-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-03-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-04-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-04-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-05-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-05-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-05-30

France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)

1965-07-29

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-09-10

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1965-10-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-10-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-10-29

US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

1965-11-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-11-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-01-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-02-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-02-16

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1966-02-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-03-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-03-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-03-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-04-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-04-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1966-05-09

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1966-07-02

1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll

1966-07-19

France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island

1966-07-21

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-08-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-09-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-09-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1966-09-15

1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched

1966-09-24

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1966-09-30

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1966-10-04

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1966-10-06

Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

1966-10-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-10-27

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1966-10-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1966-11-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-11-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-12-03

US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss

1966-12-08

US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

1966-12-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-12-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-12-20

Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels

1966-12-20

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1966-12-28

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1967-01-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-01-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1967-01-27

Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed

1967-02-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-02-14

Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up

1967-02-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-03-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-03-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-03-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-04-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-04-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-05-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-05-19

USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space

1967-05-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-05-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-07-15

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-07-27

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1967-08-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-08-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-09-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-09-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-09-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-10-06

USSR performs nuclear test

1967-10-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-11-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1967-11-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-12-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1967-12-24

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1968-01-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-01-21

US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb on board crashes in Greenland

1968-01-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-02-29

US end regular flights with nuclear bombs

1968-02-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-03-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-03-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-04-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-04-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-04-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-04-26

US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device

1968-05-17

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1968-05-21

USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1968-05-21

Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores

1968-07-01

US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

1968-07-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1968-07-07

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1968-07-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-07-15

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1968-08-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1968-08-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1968-08-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-09-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-09-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1968-09-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-10-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-10-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-10-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1968-10-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-11-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1968-11-09

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-11-20

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-11-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-12-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968-12-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-12-27

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1969-01-15

Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

1969-03-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-03-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1969-03-26

Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Neth goes into use

1969-05-16

US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF

1969-05-16

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-07-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-07-23

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-09-10

US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado

1969-09-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-09-22

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1969-09-26

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1969-09-29

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1969-10-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-10-02

US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

1969-10-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1969-10-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1969-10-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1969-11-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1969-11-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-12-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1969-12-06

USSR performs nuclear test

1969-12-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1969-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-12-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-01-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-01-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-02-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-02-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-03-05

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect

1970-03-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-03-26

500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945

1970-03-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-05-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site

1970-05-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-05-15

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1970-05-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1970-05-22

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1970-05-23

USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1970-05-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-05-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1970-07-21

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-07-24

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-07-27

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1970-08-02

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1970-08-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1970-09-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-10-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1970-10-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-10-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1970-11-04

Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1970-11-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-12-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-12-12

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1970-12-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-12-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-12-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-12-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1970-12-23

USSR performs nuclear test

1971-02-11

US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

1971-03-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-03-23

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-04-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-05-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-07-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-07-04

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1971-07-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-07-21

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1971-08-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1971-08-14

France performs nuclear test

1971-09-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-09-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1971-09-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-10-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-10-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-10-09

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-10-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-10-22

USSR performs nuclear test

1971-11-06

US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

1971-11-18

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1971-11-20

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-11-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-12-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1971-12-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-12-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-12-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-01-01

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1972-02-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-02-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-03-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-03-18

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1972-03-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-03-30

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-04-11

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-04-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-11

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-19

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-05-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-07-09

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-07-14

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1972-07-20

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1972-07-29

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1972-08-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-08-20

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-08-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-08-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1972-09-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-09-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-09-21

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-10-03

USSR performs nuclear test

1972-11-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-11-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1972-11-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-12-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1973-03-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973-03-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973-04-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1973-04-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973-04-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973-05-17

US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado

1973-06-23

World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific

1973-06-28

New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one

1973-07-21

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific

1973-07-23

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1973-07-28

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1973-08-15

USSR performs nuclear test

1973-08-19

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1973-08-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1973-08-28

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1973-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1973-09-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1973-09-19

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1973-09-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1973-09-30

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1973-10-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-01-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-02-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-04-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-04-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1974-05-16

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-05-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-05-23

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-05-31

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-07-08

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1974-07-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-07-17

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1974-07-18

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1974-07-26

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1974-07-29

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1974-08-01

China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine

1974-08-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-08-14

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1974-08-15

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1974-08-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1974-08-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1974-08-30

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-09-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-09-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-10-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-11-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1974-12-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1974-12-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-12-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-02-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-02-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-02-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-03-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-03-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-03-22

A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.

1975-04-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-04-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1975-04-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-05-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-08-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-09-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-09-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1975-10-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-10-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-10-26

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1975-10-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-11-26

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1975-11-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975-12-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-01-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-01-06

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1976-01-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-02-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-02-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-02-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-02-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-03-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-03-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-04-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1976-04-09

US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use

1976-04-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-05-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-05-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1976-07-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1976-07-23

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1976-07-23

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-07-29

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1976-08-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-08-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-09-26

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1976-09-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1976-10-17

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1976-11-05

USSR performs nuclear test

1976-11-17

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1976-11-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-11-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-12-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-12-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-12-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976-12-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-02-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan

1977-02-19

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-03-19

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-04-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-05-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-05-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-07-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-07-26

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1977-08-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-08-10

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1977-08-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-08-17

Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole

1977-08-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-08-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1977-09-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1977-09-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-09-17

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1977-09-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1977-10-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-10-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-11-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1977-11-12

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-11-24

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-12-17

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-12-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-02-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-02-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-03-15

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1978-03-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-03-22

France performs nuclear test

1978-03-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-04-15

Great Britain performs nuclear test

1978-04-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-04-27

Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51

1978-05-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-07-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-07-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-07-14

Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode" - blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado

1978-07-19

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1978-07-26

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1978-07-28

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-08-09

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1978-08-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1978-08-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-08-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-08-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-09-06

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-09-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-09-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-09-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-09-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1978-10-07

USSR performs nuclear test

1978-10-14

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1978-10-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-10-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-11-02

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-11-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-11-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-11-18

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-11-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-11-30

France performs nuclear test

1978-12-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978-12-14

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1978-12-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-12-18

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-12-18

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-12-19

France performs nuclear test

1979-01-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-01-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-02-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-02-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-02-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-02-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk

1979-03-09

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1979-03-28

Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)

1979-05-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-05-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-06-18

US Pres Carter & Soviet Pres Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty limiting nuclear wepons

1979-07-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-07-14

USSR performs nuclear Test

1979-07-18

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-07-27

France performs nuclear Test

1979-07-28

France performs nuclear Test

1979-08-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-08-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-08-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-08-29

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-09-07

5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, NY

1979-09-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-09-13

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1979-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-09-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test

1979-09-22

Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean

1979-09-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1979-09-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-09-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-10-04

USSR performs nuclear test

1979-10-07

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-10-14

100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

1979-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1979-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-10-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-10-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-11-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-11-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1979-12-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-02-23

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1980-02-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-03-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1980-03-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-03-23

France performs nuclear test

1980-04-01

France performs nuclear test

1980-04-03

France performs nuclear test

1980-04-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-04-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-04-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-04-26

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-05-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-07-06

France performs nuclear test

1980-07-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-07-25

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1980-07-31

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-09-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-09-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-09-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-10-08

USSR performs nuclear test

1980-10-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1980-10-16

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1980-10-24

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test

1980-11-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1980-11-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1980-12-10

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1980-12-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-12-17

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-02-25

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-03-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1981-03-28

France performs nuclear test

1981-03-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-04-10

France performs nuclear test

1981-04-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-04-25

More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.

1981-05-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-05-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-07-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-07-08

France performs nuclear test

1981-07-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-07-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1981-07-16

India performs nuclear Test

1981-07-17

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-08-03

France performs nuclear test in Pacific

1981-08-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-08-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-09-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-09-04

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-09-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-09-26

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-10-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1981-10-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-11-07

France performs nuclear test

1981-11-12

Great Britain performs nuclear test

1981-11-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-11-30

Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).

1981-12-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981-12-05

France performs nuclear test

1981-12-08

France performs nuclear test

1981-12-10

The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.

1981-12-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-12-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-01-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-02-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-02-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-02-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1982-03-20

France performs nuclear test

1982-04-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-04-25

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-05-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-05-29

Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war

1982-06-12

750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC

1982-07-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-07-12

FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail

1982-07-21

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1982-07-25

France performs nuclear Test

1982-07-30

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1982-07-31

USSR performs nuclear Test

1982-08-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-08-11

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-08-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-08-31

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-09-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-29

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-10-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-05

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1982-10-16

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1982-11-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1982-11-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-11-30

USSR performs nuclear test

1982-12-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-12-08

Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)

1982-12-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-02-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-02-10

Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament

1983-02-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-02-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-03-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-03-08

House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

1983-03-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-03-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-04-01

Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England

1983-04-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-04-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-04-19

France performs nuclear test

1983-04-22

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-04-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1983-05-03

Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe

1983-05-03

US bishops condemn nuclear weapons

1983-05-04

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1983-05-05

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-05-25

France performs nuclear test

1983-05-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-07-20

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1983-07-28

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-08-03

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-08-04

France performs nuclear test

1983-08-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1983-08-27

US performs nuclear test

1983-09-01

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-09-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-09-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-09-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-09-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-09-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1983-09-26

Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging missile attack from the US an error.

1983-10-06

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1983-10-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-10-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-11-20

100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war

1983-11-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-12-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1983-12-07

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1983-12-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983-12-23

Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter

1983-12-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-01-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-02-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-03-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi

1984-03-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-03-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-04-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-05-01

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-05-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-05-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-05-12

France performs nuclear test

1984-05-16

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1984-05-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-07-14

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-07-21

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1984-08-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-08-11

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1984-08-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-08-27

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-09-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-09-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-10-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1984-10-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-10-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-11-02

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-11-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-12-01

France performs nuclear test

1984-12-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-12-06

France performs nuclear test

1984-12-09

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-12-19

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1984-12-20

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-02-04

Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons

1985-02-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-03-01

Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter

1985-03-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-03-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-04-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-04-06

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-04-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-04-30

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1985-05-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-05-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1985-07-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-07-18

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1985-07-25

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1985-07-25

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-10-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-10-12

Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize

1985-10-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985-11-26

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1985-12-05

Great Britain performs nuclear test

1985-12-28

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-04-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-04-20

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-04-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-04-26

France performs nuclear test

1986-04-26

World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe

1986-04-27

Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident

1986-04-28

Soviet TV news program Vremya annouces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event

1986-05-01

Russian news agency Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap

1986-05-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-05-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-05-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-05-30

France performs nuclear test

1986-09-11

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-09-30

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-09-30

Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1986-10-05

London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms

1986-10-06

Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1986-10-16

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1986-11-12

France performs nuclear test

1986-12-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-12-10

France performs nuclear test

1987-02-11

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987-02-26

USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-03-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-03-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987-04-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-04-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-04-19

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1987-05-05

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1987-05-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-06-08

New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power

1987-07-06

USSR performs nuclear test

1987-07-16

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1987-07-24

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1987-08-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-09-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987-10-03

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1987-10-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-10-23

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1987-10-23

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987-11-05

France performs nuclear test

1987-11-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-11-19

France performs nuclear test

1987-11-29

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1987-12-02

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987-12-08

US President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

1987-12-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-12-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-02-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-02-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-04-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-04-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-05-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-05-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1988-05-11

France performs nuclear test

1988-05-21

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-05-27

Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles

1988-07-07

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-08-17

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-08-22

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-08-30

France performs nuclear test

1988-09-06

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1988-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-09-29

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1988-10-13

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1988-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-10-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1988-11-05

France performs nuclear test

1988-11-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-11-23

France performs nuclear test

1988-11-30

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1988-12-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1988-12-05

Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite

1988-12-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-01-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-02-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1989-02-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-02-24

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1989-03-09

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1989-05-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-05-26

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1989-06-22

Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads

1989-07-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-09-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1989-10-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-10-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-10-24

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-10-31

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-10-31

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1989-11-15

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-11-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-12-08

Great Britain performs nuclear test

1990-03-10

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1990-05-26

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1990-07-04

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1990-07-25

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1990-08-16

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1990-09-20

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1990-09-27

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1990-10-12

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1990-10-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1990-11-14

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1990-11-14

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1991-03-08

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1991-05-07

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-05-18

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-06-28

South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

1991-07-05

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-07-10

Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa

1991-07-15

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1991-07-31

Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact

1991-08-15

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1991-09-14

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1991-10-05

USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal

1991-10-18

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1991-11-09

Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power

1992-05-21

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1992-09-25

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1993-10-05

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1994-01-10

Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal

1994-06-10

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1994-10-07

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1994-10-21

North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

1995-05-11

In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.

1995-05-15

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1995-08-17

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1996-01-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1996-06-08

China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

1996-09-24

U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

1997-10-15

US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn

1997-12-29

Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China

1998-05-11

India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.

1998-05-13

India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

1998-05-28

Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

1999-05-25

The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

1999-09-30

Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.

2000-02-15

Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.

2001-04-30

US Vice-President Cheney calls fors increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand

2001-05-17

President Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production

2002-02-12

US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.

2004-05-21

Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault

2005-11-25

Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.

2006-01-12

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

2006-10-09

North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

2007-01-17

The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

2007-07-16

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.

2007-08-29

A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

2007-09-29

Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.

2009-05-25

North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests bulding tensions in the international community.

2011-03-11

An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

2011-03-12

A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

2012-01-23

European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program

2012-05-05

Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970

2012-06-29

15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo

2012-09-15

Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s

2012-11-20

Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters

2013-01-17

Japan unveils plans to build the world's largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

2013-02-12

North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized

2013-03-07

UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing

2013-09-15

Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor

2013-12-12

The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program

2016-01-16

Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted

2016-03-04

North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

2016-03-08

North Korea's Kim says country has miniaturised nuclear warhead

2016-03-09

US serves up Korean rocket salad in war drill response to North's nuclear threats

2016-03-10

North Korean leader Kim orders more nuclear tests: KCNA

2016-03-15

North Korean leader says will soon conduct nuclear, missile tests

2016-04-15

Strong quake in Japan kills at least nine, nuclear plants safe

2016-04-18

South Korea Says North Is Preparing for 5th Nuclear Test

2016-04-24

North Korea 'will halt' nuclear tests if US stops S Korea exercises

2016-05-08

North Korea Claims Its Nuclear Arsenal Is Just a 'Deterrent'

2016-05-08

North Korea leader Kim says will not use nuclear arms unless threatened

2016-05-09

North Korea says to push nuclear programme, defying UN sanctions

2016-06-01

North Korea's missile and nuclear projects unacceptable, Japan envoy says

2016-09-09

North Korea confirms it has conducted fifth nuclear test

2016-09-10

UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korean nuclear test

2016-09-12

N Korea ready for another nuclear test, says South

2016-11-12

Japan and India sign civil nuclear agreement

2017-04-20

China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

2017-06-29

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

2017-08-18

North Korea tells UN chief nuclear program not up for negotiation

2017-09-03

North Korea detonates its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet

2017-10-17

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

2017-12-01

Siren will wail in Hawaii test for possible nuclear attack

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Nuclear - Notable Birthdays

Ernest RutherfordAug 30, 1871

Enrico FermiSep 29, 1901

Nuclear - Birthdays
Date Event
1871-08-30

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

1897-11-18

Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)

1898-08-20

Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)

1900-01-27

Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)

1900-11-18

George Kistiakowsky, Kiev, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons

1901-09-29

Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938)

1903-01-12

Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon

1904-03-04

George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...

1904-03-11

Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist

1905-10-23

Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

1906-07-23

Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist

1906-12-10

Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)

1907-05-18

Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist

1911-01-26

Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955

1913-03-02

Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)

1913-11-27

Frances Swem Anderson, technologist (nuclear medicine)

1915-12-07

Lorna Arnold, Windscale: Britain's Biggest Nuclear Disaster

1917-03-03

Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)

1917-04-23

Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)

1918-08-10

Eugene Wilkinson, Long Beach, CA, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), (d. 2013)

1921-9-16

Ursula Franklin, Nuclear Dynamite

1923-9-10

Rafael Carret, Patolandia nuclear

1928-05-18

G R Hall, nuclear scientist

1931-09-29

James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist

1942-07-14

Javier Solana, Nuclear Confrontation

1943-07-23

Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)

1948-10-14

Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)

1950-07-11

Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist

1954-10-13

Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician

1970-04-19

Feargus Urquhart, Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game

1971-07-03

William Lambers, Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Arms Control

1994-04-05

Sharon Lin, Nuclear Kitty

Nuclear - Notable Deaths

Enrico FermiNov 28, 1954

Nuclear - Deaths
Date Event
1952-08-05

Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)

1954-11-28

Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

1958-08-14

Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies

1960-02-07

Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57

1960-04-23

Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies

1964-05-30

Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66

1967-01-16

Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65

1968-01-15

Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69

1980-09-04

Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74

1982-12-07

George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82

1983-07-07

Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71

1988-01-11

Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89

1990-11-19

Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77

1995-03-14

William A Fowler, US nuclear/astro physicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83

1996-01-07

Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88

2000-02-14

Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93

2007-10-19

Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (b. 1943)

2007-11-30

Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)

2014-03-25

Lorna Arnold, Windscale: Britain's Biggest Nuclear Disaster

2014-09-08

Rafael Carret, Patolandia nuclear


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