The Death of Robert Oppenheimer, ‘Father of the Atomic Bomb’

Posted on February 18th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Historical newspaper reports about Robert Oppenheimer’s work on the atomic bomb

Julius Robert Oppenheimer, the ‘father of the atomic bomb’, died at Princeton, New Jersey, on 18 February 1967, aged 62.

So to mark the day and to remember his massive achievements, we thought we’d post these two newspaper stories (published the day after ‘Little Boy’ had been dropped on Hiroshima) about Oppenheimer.

historical newspaper about robert Oppenheimer

Gloucestershire Echo – Tuesday 07 August 1945

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000320/19450807/003/0001

historical newspaper about robert Oppenheimer

Dundee Courier – Tuesday 07 August 1945

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19450807/033/0003

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