Friday, July 09, 2010


Today in history: US nuclear test in skies near Hawaii, July 9, 1962

by Larry Geller

NPR has some more information on the July 9, 1962 nuclear test near Hawaii which I wrote about in Disappeared by time: Nuclear test near Hawaii puts out streetlights, sets off burglar alarms, kills car ignitions (1/2/2009).

“Starfish” was close enough to take out phone service and some HECO power transformers. NPR posted a few photos and a 6-minute clip of All Things Considered which aired on 7/1/2010. Check it out here.




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