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This Day In History: July 10th

The US detonates the cleanest nuclear weapon to date in a stunning test in the South Pacific

Navajo, a TX-21 styled thermonuclear hydrogen bomb, sits bobbing on a barge off the coast of Bikini Island in the South Pacific. It is July 10th, 1956 and this device will be detonated as the last test in a series of nuclear detonations at Bikini Atoll that…




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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