This Day in History Entry #149

December 20th, 2011 by Wordsman

“They’ll destroy the world if they’re let loose!”
“Do these ‘atoms’ have practical use?”
“We could eat ’em, and then
We’d become supermen!”
“Let’s just smash ’em to generate juice.”

Event: EBR-I in Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity (it powered 4 light bulbs)
Year: 1951
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