Utilizing one of the coolest codenames ever, the Manhattan Project was the first attempt at creating an atomic bomb. On December 2nd, 1942 Italian physicist, Enrico Fermi initiated the first self sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Check out this Rush video!
It's true, this is the anniversary of a major step forward in the creation of the atomic bomb... if we can call that a step forward. Honestly, the real Manhattan Project is way too depressing to dwell on, and probably the worst utilization of what many consider to be the "perfect title." There was a John Lithgow movie entitled The Manhattan Project, a Ninja Turtles NES game, a Duke Nukem PC game, and most importantly this awesome song by Rush!