On this day 60 years ago,
first nuclear power station, Calder Hall in , was officially opened. Cumbria
Opened by the Queen, it actually began operating in August of the same year, becoming the first nuclear power station in the world to generate power on an industrial scale.
The first nuclear power station in the world began operations on an experimental basis 2 years previously in the
but the output generated was significantly lower than that at Calder Hall.
The town of
Workington, situated 15 miles up the
coast from Calder Hall, became the first town in the world to receive heat,
light and power from nuclear energy, and within 4 hours nuclear-powered
electricity had reached . London
Birthdays and anniversaries today include:
Actor Guy Henry, better known as Henrik Hanssen in BBC’s
is 56 today. Holby City
South African golfer Ernie Els, nicknamed “The Big Easy” celebrates his 47th.