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jan 1, 1942 - 1942

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September 23 - Brigadier General Leslie Groves is put in charge of the Manhattan Project. He recruits J. Robert Oppenheimer as Scientific Director.
November 5 - Construction of a uranium isotope separation plant begins at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
December 2 - Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago produces the world's first controlled and sustained nuclear fission reaction.

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Date:

jan 1, 1942
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~ 77 years ago
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