On September 19, 1957, the U.S. detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site, a 1,375 square mile research center north of Las Vegas. It is the first fully contained underground nuclear detonation. Between 1951 and 1992, the U.S. would conduct more than 900 tests of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site. On September 19, 1983, New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant national voting rights to women. New Zealand's female citizens take part in their first national election the following November. On September 19, 1827, a year-long feud between Norris Wright, the sheriff of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and not-yet-famous woodsman Jim Bowie comes to a deadly conclusion. The two had been the principles of first a political, then a financial dispute, and when Wright took a shot at Bowie on the streets of Alexandria one afternoon, Bowie resolved to begin carrying a knife with him at all times. On the 19th, the two were in attendance at a duel near Natchez, MS. Although the duel concluded with neither combatant drawing blood, a fight broke out among the witnesses. Bowie was shot in the hip, and when Wright jumped in presumably to finish him off, Bowie drew his knife and disemboweled him. There was ample eyewitness testimony that Bowie was defending himself, and he was not charged. It is generally believed that the knife Bowie defended himself with was not the famed "Bowie knife" he would carry later, but a smaller version that was likewise invented by his brother, Rezin.