This Day in Jewish History Robert Oppenheimer, a Father of the Bomb, Dies

Upon seeing his invention in action, the brilliant, and by all accounts insufferable, physicist felt: 'I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' Truman was revolted by his remorse.

On February 18, 1967, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer died, at the age of 62. An extremely versatile and intellectually fertile scientist, Oppenheimer is best known for his scientific leadership of the Manhattan Project, during World War II, which led to the invention of the atom bomb. Though the bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 ended World War II once and for all, less than a decade...