Category: bikini atoll

TODAY IN HISTORY: The 11-megaton “Romeo” nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on March 26, 1954, part of Operation Castle.

(Atomic Veterans of America)

March 27, 1954 – The 11-megaton “Castle Romeo” nuclear test at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the 3.8-megaton Cherokee nuclear test was the first American airdrop of a hydrogen bomb.

July 25, 1946: In the first underwater test of an nuclear device, a massive column of water rises from the Pacific as the U.S. detonates an atom bomb at Bikini Atoll.

TODAY IN HISTORY: An atomic mushroom cloud rises above Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands on July 25, 1946.