Nuclear Bomb Timeline

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World’s first nuclear weapons explosion in New Mexico by U.S.

7/16/1945

United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima

8/6/1945

President Jawaharlal Nehru of India called for a ban on nuclear testing

1/1/1954

Scientists United Nations Secretary-General a petition to end nuclear testing

1/13/1958

France exploded its first nuclear device

2/13/1960

China entered the "nuclear arms club"

10/25/1964

United States and other countries signed a treaty to end nuclear arms race

7/1/1968

India conducted its first nuclear test

1/1/1974

South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone was put into effect

12/1/1986

United Nations decreed an immediate ban on all nuclear testing

12/15/1995

African nations sign the Pelindaba Treaty/African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.

4/5/1996

United Nations in a landslide vote adopted the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

9/10/1996

India shocked the world by exploding three nuclear devices

5/11/1998

North Korea test-fired a medium range-missile over the Japanese mainland

6/6/1998

George W. Bush named Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the Axis of Evil

2/2/2002

North Korea tested a nuclear weapon with the same power of the Hiroshima bomb

10/9/2006