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Signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 10/07/1963


U.S. Senators look on as President John F Kennedy sits at a desk in the Treaty Room of the White House and signs the Limited Test Ban Treaty. On August 5, 1963, the Limited Test Ban Treaty was signed by the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. After Senate approval, it was signed by President Kennedy on October 7, 1963. The treaty went into effect on October 11, 1963, and banned nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water.


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