On July 16, 1945, the Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamgordo, New Mexico. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist on the Manhattan Project responsible for nuclear weapon development becomes known for recounting the Bhagavad Gita on this day: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

Book Title: The Bhagavad Gita

Book Author: Eknath Easwaran

ISBN Number: 9781586380199

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