This Day in Jewish History 1964: Father Of, and Advocate Against, the Atomic Bomb

Leo Szilard was part of the team that developed the atomic bomb. Later, he campaigned heavily to prevent its use.

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On May 30, 1964, physicist Leo Szilard, who helped discover nuclear fission and was both a father of the atomic bomb and an early leader in the campaign to prevent its use and proliferation, died.