Taking a moment out to remember Hiroshima and lives lost.
On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima wiping out 90 percent of the city and killing 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. On August 15, Emperor Hirohito of Japan announced unconditional surrender in a radio address citing the devastating power of ‘a new and most cruel bomb.’
It changed the world forever.