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The atom is split: beginning of the atomic age...
Item # 642343
May 2, 1932
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 2, 1932
* John Cockcroft & Ernest Walton
* 1st splitting of the atom - atomic nucleus
Near the bottom of the front page has a very historic report which notes the very beginning of the "atomic age" with a two column heading: "Big Scientific Achievement Hailed in Splitting of Atom" with subhead. (see) See the hyperlink which mentions Cockcroft and Walton as being the first to split the atom.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, light toning some wear at the margins, mainly along the right margin, generally good.
Category: The 20th Century