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Old 21-10-2014, 02:07 AM   #13
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On 14 February 1950, a Convair B-36B, Air Force Serial Number 44-92075 assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing at Carswell Air Force Base, crashed in northern British Columbia after jettisoning a Mark 4 nuclear bomb..This was the first such nuclear weapon loss in history...

Map of the East Urals Radioactive Trace (EURT): area contaminated by the Kyshtym disaster....
September 1957: a plutonium fire occurred at the Rocky Flats Plant, which resulted in the contamination of Building 71 and the release of plutonium into the atmosphere, causing US $818,600 in damage - Kyshtym disaster: Nuclear waste storage tank explosion at Chelyabinsk, Russia. 200+ fatalities, believed to be a conservative estimate; 270,000 people were exposed to dangerous radiation levels. Over 30 small communities were removed from Soviet maps between 1958 and 1991.. (INES level 6)..

1 – 175 die in Jamaica's worst railway disaster crashed into a ravine/2- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site\3 – The Wolfenden report on homosexuality is published in the United Kingdom./4-American Civil Rights Movement – Little Rock Crisis-Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel on what the company proclaims as "E Day".\5 – The first edition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road goes on sale./7 – NBC introduces an animated version of its famous "living colour" peacock logo – A United States Marine Corps helicopter transports a President of the United States for the first time, when the commanding officer of Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), Virgil D. Olson, flies Dwight D. Eisenhower from Newport, Rhode Island to the White House in Washington, D.C.- 71st US Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (6-3 6-2)\9 - "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1– Catholic Memorial School opens its doors for the first time in Boston/10- "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 perfs/14 – Have Gun, Will Travel premieres on CBS.- Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site\17- 2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico\21-Olav V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father Haakon VII-The sailing ship Pamir sinks off the Azores in a hurricane./23 – The Academy Award-winning movie The Three Faces of Eve is released\24 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine/25- Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia- Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced\26 -Burnstein's musical West Side Story makes its first appearance on Broadway and runs for 732 performance- USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/28- "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1- Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels\29 - Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die- "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV/30 - WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting...

October 1957: Windscale fire, UK. Fire ignites plutonium piles and contaminates surrounding dairy farms.. An estimated 33 cancer deaths- ranked in severity at level 5- Windscale Pile No. 1 was operational in October 1950 followed by Pile No. 2 in June 1951-Of particular concern at the time was the radioactive isotope iodine-131..

1st - B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack - First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency/9 – Neil H. McElroy is sworn in as United States Secretary of Defense\11-The Jodrell Bank radio telescope opens in Cheshire, UK-The orbit of the last stage of the R-7 Semyorka rocket (carrying Sputnik I) is first successfully calculated on an IBM 704 computer by teams at The M.I.T. Computation Center and Operation Moonwatch, Cambridge, Massachusetts/12 – Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged is published- 1First commercial flight between California & Antartica- "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 perfs - "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 perfs\19 - "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 perfs/21-2 trains collide in Turkey; 95 die-U.S. military sustains its first combat fatality in Vietnam, Army Capt. Hank Cramer of the 1st Special Forces Group - Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens\23 – The British European Airways Vickers Viscount 802 G-AOJA crashes while landing in rain and low clouds at Nutts Corner Airport in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing all se7en people on board. – Morocco begins its invasion of Ifni- 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3./25 – Mafia boss Albert Anastasia is assassinated in a barber shop, at the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, US.- Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed\27 – Pioneering Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Caproni dies – Celâl Bayar is re-elected president of Turkey- WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting- WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting... met Death today.. We are playing chess..Our crusade was such madness thatonly a real idealist could have thought it up..And the strict lord Death bids them to dance..

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