Friday, February 3, 2017
On This Day In History Klaus Fuchs Arrested For Passing Atomic Bomb Information To Soviets
As History.com notes, on this day in 1950 Klaus Fuchs was arrested for espionage.
Klaus Fuchs, a German-born British scientist who helped developed the atomic bomb, is arrested in Great Britain for passing top-secret information about the bomb to the Soviet Union. The arrest of Fuchs led authorities to several other individuals involved in a spy ring, culminating with the arrest of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and their subsequent execution.
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