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On this day

Hydrogen bomb was created in 1951. It is named for its two chief contributors, Hungarian-born physicist Edward Teller and Polish-born mathematician Stanisław Ulam, who developed it in 1951, for use by the United States. It was first used in multi-megaton-range thermonuclear weapons. However, it is also the most efficient design concept for small nuclear weapons, and today virtually all the nuclear weapons deployed by the five major nuclear-armed nations use the Teller–Ulam design. Hydrogen bomb has killed at least 200,000 estimated people it's also Lowell's birthday...
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