Yellowstone National Park is established, and a hydrogen bomb is detonated.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
March 1, 1872:
U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant establishes Yellowstone
as America's first national park.
March 1, 1954:
The U.S. detonates a hydrogen bomb
at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The weapon is estimated to be 1,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. A Japanese fishing boat, the Lucky Dragon is 80 miles away at the time of the blast. Its 23 crewmembers were all stricken with radiation sickness.
March 1, 1997:
"Guns, Germs and Steel
" is published. Jared Diamond’s book traces human history through its development of natural resources. The book sells millions of copies and wins the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
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