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Enrico Fermi Achieves First Self Sustain Nuclear Chain Reaction

December 02, 1942
Chicago, IL
Enrico Fermi Achieves First Self Sustain Nuclear Chain Reaction

Metallurgical Laboratory scientists led by Enrico Fermi achieve the first self-sustained nuclear chain reaction in pile constructed under the west grandstand at Stagg field in Chicago.