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Morning bathers in Las Vegas watch a mushroom cloud from an atomic test 75 miles away1953. The cloud had a brillia https://t.co/1Bm8IJwmK9

Morning bathers in Las Vegas watch a mushroom cloud from an atomic test 75 miles away1953. The cloud had a brillia https://t.co/1Bm8IJwmK9

Nuclear testing over vegas

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Workers lay bricks to pave 28th Street in Manhattan, 1930

Building roads: Workers lay bricks to pave Street in Manhattan on October (AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Borough President Manhattan)

World War 2 hands on unit for elementary and middle school

World War 2 unit for elementary

Battle of Normandy - a LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) disembarks troops of the U. Infantry Division onto the Omaha Beach on the morning of June

The Desert Inn hotel/casino operated from April 24, 1950, to August 28, 2000.  it was the fifth resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip. The property included an 18-hole golf course; financing was by the Cleveland mob.  Howard Hughes moved in on Thanksgiving, 1966, occupying top 2 floors.  When asked to leave, he bought the place.  It was THE place to stay, play, and be entertained by the likes of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, Wayne Newton, and every top entertainer in the city.

Las Vegas has come a long way since its humble beginnings (42 Photos)

From Life Magazine Picture Story "Vintage Vegas: Scenes from a Desert Boomtown"

AEC-52-4474  ATOMIC TEST SITE, YUCCA FLAT, NEVADA, APRIL 22, 1952…Mushroom cloud rises over Yucca Flat, as dust cloud begins to form below.  In the foreground are some of the nearly 200 press, pictorial, radio, and TV representatives who observed the explosion. Credit: U.S.A.E.C.

AEC-52-4474 ATOMIC TEST SITE, YUCCA FLAT, NEVADA, APRIL 22, 1952…Mushroom cloud rises over Yucca Flat, as dust cloud begins to form below. In the foreground are some of the nearly 200 press, pictorial, radio, and TV representatives who observed the explosion. Credit: U.S.A.E.C.

Operation Teapot's Wasp Prime was an air-dropped nuclear device at Nevada Test Site March 29, 1955.

Operation Teapot's Wasp Prime was an air-dropped nuclear device at Nevada Test Site March 29, 1955.

Rush Hour, New York City, 1909

Rush Hour, New York City, 1909

Snapshot: the Sands, Las Vegas Strip as seen from across the street in the Castaways parking lot, c. late 1960s From the opposite point of view  this photo by the great William Eggleston

Snapshot: the Sands, Las Vegas Strip as seen from across the street in the Castaways parking lot, c. late From the opposite point of view this photo by the great William Eggleston

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A-Bomb Test, Yucca Flat, Nv. in air caused by underground A-Bomb blast in the desert during test while dozens of scientists & officials look on fr. rows of folding chairs & long tables outside.

USS Arizona

USS Arizona

After a nuclear weapon test, Nevada, 1955.

The Haunted Desert: Aftermath of a Nevada A-Bomb Test

Uma retrospectiva através do tempo, oferecida pelo Getty Images.

Um grupo de turistas de Las Vegas curtindo a primeira fila em um teste atômico em 1953.

A group of Las Vegas tourists watch an atomic bomb test from the comfort of their hotel pool,

Back in the day...

mushroom cloud behind las vegas downtown, circa From my visit to the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, NV.

In Thailand, riot cops yield to peaceful protesters by removing barricades and their helmets in a shocking gesture of solidarity.   Have you ever seen anything like this?

Acts of Kindness: In Thailand, riot police laid down their vests and shields as a sign of solidarity protestors that they were ordered to block.

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