by admin | Aug 28, 1945 | Tennessee Valley TimelineAfter years of atomic weapons development done at Oak Ridge and other facilities, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This leads to the surrender of Japan and the end of the most ruinous war in history.
by admin | May 28, 1945 | Tennessee Valley TimelineThe war in Europe finally ends, though the fighting against Japan in the Pacific Theatre continues.
by admin | Mar 28, 1943 | Tennessee Valley TimelineBuilt in record-breaking time, Douglas Dam gives a needed boost to the power supply available for the Oak Ridge atomic bomb facilities.
by admin | Oct 28, 1942 | Tennessee Valley TimelineThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins construction on the town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee as part of the U.S. Army’s secret atomic bomb program, called the “Manhattan Project.” The site was chosen in part because of the ready power available from...
by admin | Jun 28, 1942 | Tennessee Valley TimelineAn “Essential War Project” aimed at providing power to create the large amounts of aluminum to build warplanes, Fontana Dam becomes fully operational in January 1945.
by admin | Dec 28, 1941 | Tennessee Valley TimelineThe Japanese launch a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which propels America into World War II. Later, Germany and Italy also declare war on the United States.