Today in Atomic Test History – August 6

Atomic Tests

MYSTERY WIRE — On this day, August 6, three tests were conducted.

The United States has officially conducted 1,054 atomic tests, many of them at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and others at Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Christmas Island, and other Pacific Ocean locations.

The testing began July 16, 1945 with Trinity near Alamogordo, New Mexico and continued until September 23, 1992 with Divider, part of Operation Julin.


August 6, 1958

Operation Hardtack I – Quince
Enewetak Atoll
Surface
No yield


August 6, 1965

Operation Flintlock – Mauve
NNSS
Shaft
18 kt


August 6, 1971

Operation Grommet – Baltic
NNSS
Shaft
Less than 20 kt

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