Nuclear Testing in History

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Historical Events

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USABikini Atoll is Evacuated

1946-03-07 Bikini Atoll islanders are evacuated by the US government to make way for a nuclear testing site

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Residents of Bikini Atoll are evacuated to make way for nuclear testing
Residents of Bikini Atoll are evacuated to make way for nuclear testing
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  • 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 its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
  • 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

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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

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 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
  • 1951-11-05 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1951-11-19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1952-04-01 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1952-04-15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1952-10-03 1st British nuclear test during Operation Hurricane at Monte Bello Island, Australia, UK becomes the world's third nuclear nation
  • 1953-03-17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1953-03-24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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
  • 1954-02-28 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • 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 above Bikini Island
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1955-07-29 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
  • 1956-10-22 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
  • 1957-04-03 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 at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
  • 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 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
  • 1957-09-25 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
  • 1957-11-08 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1957-12-28 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-01-13 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
  • 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