Thursday, December 8, 2011
It was the world's fifth nuclear explosion and third nuclear test.
It was also the first nuclear explosion ever detonated underwater.
The photos and video of the Baker test are probably the most widely known pictures of any nuclear explosion ever.
Test Site: Pacific Proving Ground, Bikini Atoll
Location: Detonated 90 feet underwater near Bikini Atoll
Test Date: 07/24/46
Device Type: Nuclear Fission
Nominal Yield: 21 Kilotons ( About the same yield as the Nagasaki Japan device )