This Day in History: July 16

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atomic bomb

1945 – First atomic bomb exploded near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The United States tested the first atomic bomb this day in 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico, and the following month dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, hastening the end of World War II.

Apollo 11

1969 – Apollo 11 lifted off from NASA‘s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and four days later two of its astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, became the first humans to set foot on the Moon.

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