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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Agnew, Harold


American physicist and son of a Scotch-Irish stonecutter, he helped build the first nuclear reactor in a Chicago squash court in 1942 and then went to Los Alamos to help build the atomic bomb. On May 6, 1945, he autographed the first atomic bomb and few in the Hiroshima mission as an observer. Although he was only 24 years old, he was the only person to witness the entire procedure, from the pile in Chicago, to the building of the bomb, to the bombing of Hiroshima.


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