73rd Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

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Monday, August 6th, marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

On Monday, a somber ceremony was held to honor those lost in the bombing. Over 50,000 people, including Hiroshima resident, representatives from 58 countries and U.S. Ambassadors were in attendance.

On August 6, 1945… U.S. planes dropped an atomic bomb — called “Little Boy” — on the Japanese city.

It was the first atomic bomb used in warfare; more than 140,000 people died.

Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki; killing up to 80,000 people.

This lead to Japanese forces unconditionally agreeing to end World War 2, on August 14, 1945; otherwise known as “V-J Day.” (Victory over Japan Day.)

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