On this day, October 3, 1952: Churchill cheers as Britain joins ranks of nuclear superpowers

© Granger/ShutterstockPlumes of mud and seawater described at the time as resembling a giant cauliflower fill the air after the UK tests nuclear bomb off the Montebello islands, Australia, on October 
3, 1952
Plumes of mud and seawater described at the time as resembling a giant cauliflower fill the air after the UK tests nuclear bomb off the Montebello islands, Australia, on October 3, 1952