First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site, 1951


First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site — History.com This Day in History — 1/27/1951
Atomic test at Nevada Test Site. Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site. National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office

My home state New Mexico’s in the spotlight once again; today marks the 63rd anniversary of a little event we call ‘The Manhattan Project.’ Now, is it just me or are these folks sitting just a little too close for comfort? Maybe the old saying “If I knew then what I know now…” comes into play? Read more

Why do we vote on a Tuesday in November? — History Q&A


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Ever wonder why elections are held on Tuesdays? The answer lies with America’s 19th-century farmers. Read more