1 Aug 1946
  • US President Harry Truman signed the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, placing nuclear weapon development in the United States in civilian hands. ww2dbase [Harry Truman | CPC]
United States
  • USS Saint Paul arrived at Terminal Island Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Aug 1946
Harry Truman signing the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, White House, Washington DC, United States, 1 Aug 1946

1 Aug 1946 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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