The origins of the Manhattan Project began when physicists Leó Szilárd and Eugene Wigner wrote the Einstein–Szilárd letter and had it signed by famous phycist Albert Einstein; it was then sent it to Franklin D. Roosevelt. The letter contained a warning that German scientists were getting closer to purifying Uranium 235. Roosevelt, upon reading the letter, created the Manhattan Project.
On 16 July, 1945, the first atomic bomb was detonated near Alamogordo in New Mexico.
|“||I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita... 'I am become death, the destroyer of worlds' - J. Robert Oppenheimer on the detonation of the first atomic bomb.||”|