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  • May 3, 2015 - Nordea Asset Management, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe, blacklists Boeing because of its work producing nuclear weapons.
  • May 5, 1948 - Joint Chiefs of Staff brief President Truman on "Half-moon," their nuclear war plan. The plan calls for dropping 50 atomic bombs on 20 Russian cities; Truman disapproves.
  • May 15, 1957 - The United Kingdom tests its first thermonuclear weapon at the Christmas Islands in the Pacific.
  • May 21, 1968 - The American nuclear submarine, Scorpion, sinks in the Atlantic near the Azores, killing 99 crewmen.
 
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