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First U.S. Test of a Hydrogen Bomb - November 1st 1953

The first U.S. test of a hydrogen bomb, known as Operation Ivy, took place on November 1st, 1953 on the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The test, known as "Ivy Mike," was a success and marked a significant milestone in the development of nuclear weapons.

The hydrogen bomb, which was more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, was detonated with a yield of 15 megatons of TNT.

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The test was conducted as part of the U.S. government's efforts to develop and improve its nuclear weapons capabilities during the Cold War. The test caused widespread radiation contamination and was met with criticism and protests from around the world.

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