Japan marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today with a somber ceremony to honor the dead. The August 6, 1945 blast killed up to 140,000 people. The bombing of Nagasaki three days later killed tens of thousands more, prompting Japan's surrender to WWII allies. (AP)
The discovered diary of Yoko, a 13-year-old Japanese girl who lived near Hiroshima.While the core of the book is Yoko's diary, it would also include information about the war, the Japanese way of life, Hiroshima today and extra material to complete a poignant and comprehensive view of one of history's most horrific events. Ages: 8-12. Edited by Paul Ham and translated by Debbie Edwards. Shortlisted under the Young People's History Prize for the 2014 NSW Premier's History Awards.
Washington, Aug. 6 -- The White House and War Department announced today that an atomic bomb, possessing more power than 20,000 tons of TNT, a destructive force equal to the load of 2,000 B-29's and more than 2,000 times the blast power of what previously was the world's most devastating bomb, had been dropped on Japan. http://foundersacademy.net
Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets waves to the ground crew on August 6, 1945 as he pilots the B-29 bomber “Enola Gay” on its last bomb run. He flew from Tinian Island in the Pacific to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan that help end World War II a few days later
Today, Hiroshima is a major center with a population of 1.12 million people. Every year on August 6th, Hiroshima has a ceremony in which the mayor reads an annual Peace Declaration in Peace Memorial Park. Today, Nagasaki is a busy city with a population of 500,000 people.
May 27, 2016: OBAMA BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO VISIT HIROSHIMA - President Barack Obama becomes the first American chief executive to visit Hiroshima, the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb during World War II, declaring it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.