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The atom is split: beginning of the atomic age...



Item # 661037

May 2, 1932

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, May 2, 1932 

* John Cockcroft & Ernest Walton
* 1st splitting of the atom - atomic nucleus


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: "British Scientists Shatter Atom in Secret Experiment" (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 14 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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