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A city of south-central New Mexico northeast of Las Cruces on the western edge of the Sacramento Mountains. The first atomic bomb was exploded in a test on July 16, 1945, at the White Sands Missile Range northwest of the city.


(ˌæl ə məˈgɔr doʊ)

a city in S New Mexico: first atomic bomb exploded in the desert ab. 50 mi. (80 km) NW of here, July 16, 1945. 24,024.
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The Atomic Age began at exactly 5:30 [actually 5:29:45] mountain war time on the morning of July 16, 1945, on a stretch of semi-arid-desert land about fifty air-line miles from Alamogordo, New Mexico," declared William L.