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.
Gloucestershire Echo – Tuesday 07 August 1945
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Dundee Courier – Tuesday 07 August 1945
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