50th Anniversary of Nuclear Submarines
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the initial sea trials of USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the first nuclear-powered submarine. (At this point, all submarine historians are required to mention the first message sent by the Nautilus: "Underway on nuclear power".)
Peter Brookes has an excellent op-ed piece in the New York Post on the anniversary, which I highly recommend.
An excellent collection of USS Nautilus pictures and information can be found here.
Update 1213 18 Jan: Robert Hamilton of The Day has a report on the anniversary celebrations in Groton, CT. (After one day, annoying free registration required.)
Update 0558 20 Jan: Here's an account of the anniversary celebrations from the SUBASE New London base newspaper "The Dolphin", that doesn't require registration. It also has a picture of the first CO of the Nautilus, VADM Eugene Wilkinson.