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12-2-1942

At 3:36 p.m., in a squash court under the West Stands of Stagg Field (the abandoned football stadium) at the University of Chicago, the first self-sustaining nuclear (fission) reaction took place. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was leader of the Manhattan Project.

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Enrico Fermi
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Date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 1942

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