A throng estimated at 15,000 gathers to watch the christening of the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, at Newport News, Virginia, on Sept. 24, 1960. (Associated Press archive)

A throng estimated at 15,000 gathers to watch the christening of the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, at Newport News, Virginia, on Sept. 24, 1960. (Associated Press archive)

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