Today in Military History, July 16, 1945, first test of the atom bomb

On July 16, 1945, the first atom bomb was tested near Alamogordo, NM. Trinity, the code name for the test, was a product of the Manhattan Project. Some time afterwards, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the so called “father of the atomic bomb”, described the first detonation of an atomic weapon by quoting the hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita, “Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Watch the explosion and Oppenheimer talk about the aftermath below.

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