Nuclear History: A Dramatic Address and a Long Ovation
May 17, 2016
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Then President Dwight D. Eisenhower can be seen here just after delivering a dramatic address to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City. The address was given on Dec. 8, 1953 and ended this way: “The United States pledges before you – and therefore before the world – its determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma – to devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to this life.”
The ovation that followed lasted a full 10 minutes. The full text of the speech can be found here.
Photo Credit: United Nations / New York; IAEA Imagebank