Anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

by Anonymous on Aug. 06th, 2008

Hiroshima after the atomic bomb
Hiroshima after the atomic bombCourtesy Wikipedia
Sixty-three years ago today, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The event marked the first of only two times atomic weapons were used in warfare (Nagasaki would be hit three days later). The Hiroshima bomb was released from the B-29 bomber Enola Gay about 8:15AM (Hiroshima time) and 57 seconds later detonated 2000 feet above the city. It's estimated that 140,000 people were killed directly and indirectly from the event. Japan officially surrendered to Allied Forces within a matter of days.

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