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  • May 9, 1973 - Australia and New Zealand institute proceedings in the International Court of Justice against French atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the South Pacific.
  • May 11, 1995 - The Non-Proliferation Treaty Review and Extension Conference concludes with agreement of the parties to extend the Treaty indefinitely along with a set of Principles and Objectives for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
  • May 15, 1957 - The United Kingdom tests its first thermonuclear weapon at the Christmas Islands in the Pacific.
  • May 18, 1974 - India conducts an underground nuclear test at Pokharan in the Rajasthen desert, codenamed the "Smiling Buddha."
 
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