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January 27th In NYC History

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1950...In a speech at the Waldorf Astoria, Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Harold Urey ignites a Cold War arms race when he warns of the dangers of letting the Soviet Union beat out the United States in developing a hydrogen bomb. Four days later, President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to develop the powerful H-Bomb. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP