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Feedback Learn more about the major players and occurrences that led to the development of the Hydrogen bomb by searching the People and Events database.

People:
•  George F. Kennan, (1904 - 2005)
•  Hans A. Bethe, (1906 - 2005)
•  Edward Teller, (1908 - 2003)
•  Lavrentii Beria, (1899 - 1953)
•  Joseph Stalin, (1879 - 1953)
•  Enrico Fermi, (1901 - 1954)
•  Igor Kurchatov, (1903 - 1960)
•  J. Robert Oppenheimer, (1904 - 1967)
•  President Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969)
•  Igor Y. Tamm, (1895 - 1971)
•  Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)
•  President Harry Truman (1884-1972)
•  Lewis Strauss, (1896 - 1974)
•  David E. Lilienthal (1899 - 1981)
•  Stanislaw M. Ulam (1909 - 1984)
•  Klaus Fuchs, (1911 - 1988)
•  Isidor Rabi (1898-1988)
•  Andrei Sakharov, (1921 - 1989)
•  General Curtis E. LeMay, (1906 - 1990)
•  General James V. Edmundson


Events
•  Atomic Energy Commission
•  Berlin Blockade
•  Bikini Atoll
•  The "Bravo" Test
•  First Soviet Test
•  The "George" Test
•  Hydrogen Bomb Decision
•  The Korean War
•  "Layer Cake" Test
•  Livermore
•  Los Alamos
•  Manhattan Project
•  "Mike" Test
•  Operation Alert
•  Oppenheimer Hearings
•  Soviet Two Stage Weapon Test
•  The Strategic Air Command
•  Super Conference

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