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U.S. Marines rest aboard a ship in the Marshall Islands following their victory at the Battle of Eniwetok, where they took Enewetak Atoll from the Imperial Japanese in under a week. Near Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. February 1944.

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November 1, 1952 — The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Enewetak atoll in the Pacific