History: August 29, 1949: Soviets Become Second Nuclear Armed Nation

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A Brief History On August 29, 1949, nuclear scientists in the Soviet Union (USSR) successfully tested their first atomic bomb, an implosion type device they called “First Lightning.”   Although the Soviet atom bomb program had started during World War II, the United States in coordination with scientists from Canada and the United Kingdom was the...
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August 28: An Important Date in U.S. Civil Rights History

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A Brief History On August 28, 1917, ten women who were picketing the White House demanding women’s suffrage were arrested.  Civil rights are measures to protect individuals and groups against discrimination and to ensure that people are treated equally and that freedoms are not taken away.  Such rights should be blatantly apparent and should not require people struggling...
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