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Check Six: July 9, 1962 – 55 years ago

July 9, 2017

From the This Day in Aviation website

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9 July 1962: At 09:00:09 UTC, the United States detonated a thermonuclear warhead over the Pacific Ocean. This was part of the Operation Dominic-Fishbowl test series at Johnston Island, and was designated Starfish Prime.

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