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We Didn’t Start the Fire | History Summary | Relevance to 1951

Rosenbergs:  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American communists arrested in 1950 and executed in 1953 for passing top-secret information about radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines, and valuable nuclear weapon designs; at that time the United States was the only country in the world with nuclear weapons. Relevance to 1951: The Rosenbergs were convicted of espionage