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  • July 8, 2015 - The U.S. Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration conduct their first development flight test of the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb.
  • July 10, 1985 - The French Secret Service plants two bombs on the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, killing one person. The ship was docked in Auckland, New Zealand, prior to a planned trip to the Pacific to protest French nuclear weapons testing.
  • July 16, 1945 - The Trinity test, a plutonium implosion device, takes place at 5:29:45 a.m. mountain war time at Alamogordo, New Mexico. It is the world’s first atomic detonation. The device has a yield of 19 kilotons, which is equivalent to 19,000 tons of TNT.
  • July 27, 1956 - A U.S. bomber crashes into a storage igloo containing three Mark 6 nuclear bombs at Lakenheath Royal Air Force base in the United Kingdom.
  • July 29, 1957 - The United Nations establishes the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to promote peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
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