December 20

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December 20

Sunday, Dec 20 2009 by kjfitz
1984 - The Summit Tunnel fire occurred on 20 December 1984 on a dangerous goods train passing through the Summit Tunnel on the Greater Manchester/West Yorkshire border,

on the rail line between Littleborough and Todmorden, England. 900,000 liters of gasoline burned in the fire..

Summit Tunnel (south portal)

1951 - EBR-1 - First Atomic Energy

Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) is a decommissioned research reactor and U.S. National Historic Landmark. At 1:50pm on December 20, 1951 it became the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant when it produced sufficient electricity to illuminate four 200-watt light bulbs.