Wednesday marks 69th anniversary of 1st atomic explosion

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Wednesday marks a historic anniversary for New Mexico and the world.

The first nuclear bomb was detonated as part of the Manhattan Project 69 years ago.

The atomic explosion took place at the Trinity Site which is now the White Sands Missile Range.

The test is known as being the start of the atomic age.

The Trinity Site is now a national historic landmark open to the public once a year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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