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Nuclear Testing

2053 nuclear explosions have occurred between the first test in 1945 and Pakistan's tests in 1998. Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a time-lapse map of them all in a riveting video.

Each blip on the map represents the detonation of a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen as the years progress.
CTBTO - Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
The history of nuclear testing began early on the morning of 16 July 1945 at a desert test site in Alamogordo, New Mexico when the United States exploded its first atomic bomb.
Trinity Atomic Web Site: The Years of Atmospheric Testing: 1945-1963
From 1945 to 1963 the U.S.A. conducted an extensive campaign of atmospheric nuclear tests, grouped into roughly 20 test "series." This website hosts numerous documents and videos from this era.
When We Tested Nuclear Bombs (Photo Essay)
(May 2011)
Since the time of Trinity -- the first nuclear explosion in 1945 -- nearly 2,000 nuclear tests have been performed. Most of these occurred during the 1960s and 1970s
Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb
July 16, 2012
They weren't crazy. They weren't being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing).