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Other veterans and service members came to wish Brooks a happy birthday.

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum threw 110-year-old Lawrence Brooks a birthday party with festive cupcakes and musical performances.
A mushroom cloud billows into the sky about an hour after an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

It’s been 74 years since Hiroshima — the moment the US deployed the most powerful weapon known to man

The bomb fell for 44.4 seconds before detonating in a blast that would ultimately kill 140,000 people and destroy 90% of the city.
A composite image showing Albert Einstein around 1939 and nuclear explosion in French Polynesia in October 1971.

Albert Einstein wrote to the US pleading with the government to build an atomic bomb 80 years ago. Here’s what he said.

Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning that Nazi Germany might be creating "extremely powerful bombs of a new type."
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2015.

Parts of the Marshall Islands are now more radioactive than Chernobyl because of US nuclear tests

Recent soil tests found that four areas of the Marshall Islands contain more radiation than the land contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster.

‘The most intimidating minute I have ever spent’: The first nuclear weapon test was 74 years ago — here’s what it was like to ...

"It was the most shocking, enormous explosion that I had ever seen," recalled William Spindel, a member of the Special Engineer Detachment.

Hundreds of scholars called on Holocaust museum in DC to stop rejecting ‘concentration camp’ comparisons with US’s detention of migr...

Scholars demanded the US Holocaust Museum stop rejecting "concentration camp" comparisons as scrutiny mounts over the US's treatment of migrants.
A World War II-era bomb likely caused the blast which created this crater in a German cornfield this weekend.

A World War II-era bomb detonated in Germany over the weekend, creating a 13-feet deep crater in a cornfield

There were no injuries in the blast, which occurred around 4 a.m. on Sunday in the town of Ahlbach, Germany.
William Wagner, 94.

A 94-year-old who missed his graduation to go fight in WWII finally got his diploma and walked at commencement 76 years later

William Wagner, a World War II veteran from Chicago, graduated with the Class of 2019 at Tilden High School, after missing his graduation day in 1944.

Trump calls Pelosi ‘Nervous Nancy’ before a somber D-Day commemoration at an American cemetery in Normandy

"Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK?" Trump said while sitting in front of a cemetery of American war dead. "She's a disaster."
Company E, was one of the first divisions to land on the beach during the Normandy invasion.

5 legendary speeches delivered on D-Day’s blood-stained battlefields and beyond over 75 years

"Whenever the world makes you cynical, stop and think of these men. Whenever you lose hope, stop and think of these men."