Hydrogen Events in History



2014 Event - German company Linde begins constructing a facility to convert wind power to hydrogen; the plant will help Germany in its efforts to increase reliance on renewable energy sources

1979 Event - 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)

1967 Event - 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes

1961 Event - Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb

1956 Event - U.S. explodes 1st airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll

1954 Event - U.S. explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll

1953 Event - U.S.S.R. explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb

1953 Event - Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation

1953 Event - Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb

1953 Event - Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb

1953 Event - President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb

1952 Event - 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific

1950 Event - Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

1950 Event - President Truman approves building of hydrogen bomb

1913 Birthday - Willis Lamb, born in Los Angeles, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, discovery of how electrons behave in the hydrogen atom

1838 Birthday - Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun

1783 Event - Charles and M N Roberts ascend 2,000' in hydrogen balloon

1783 Event - 1st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude

1731 Birthday - Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist, discovered hydrogen









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