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January 15, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets
  • Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp

Manhattan Project

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

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'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
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Birthdays in History

  • Princess Michael of Kent, British royal, born in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • Vince Foster, American lawyer, born in Hope, Arkansas (d. 1993)
  • William R. Higgins, USMC colonel, born in Danville, Kentucky (d. 1990)
1945 in History