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Today in World War II History—February 23, 1941

Pellets of plutonium, 1945 (US Department of Energy)

Pellets of plutonium, 1945 (US Department of Energy)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 23, 1941: Dr. Glenn Seaborg & Dr. Arthur Wahl chemically identify new element of plutonium at University of California, Berkeley; discovery is kept secret until after the war.

Greece agrees to allow British soldiers to help defend Greece from Italians.

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