Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.
1954: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States. The bomb, the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the U.S., was equal to 1,000 of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II and made the archipelago an unsafe wasteland for many decades to follow.
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