December 2, 1942Physicist Enrico Fermi and his colleagues established the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction in makeshift laboratories constructed under the grandstands of Stagg Field Stadium on December 2, 1942. The success of this experiment ushered in the atomic age, opening tremendous potential to modern science.
|Placed By||Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 450045 N 4626914|
|Decimal Degrees||41.79251667, -87.60123333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 47.551', W 87° 36.074'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 47' 33.06" N, 87° 36' 4.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||312, 773|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5625 S Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60637, US|
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