70th anniversary of Trinity

Today is the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test, July 16, 1945, in the New Mexico desert. The test, code-named “Trinity,” was part of the World War II  Manhattan Project. Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post has a story and the Atomic Heritage Foundation notes the Trinity Remembered website,

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