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Hiroshima at 70: The 400-Year-Old Bonsai

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Posted on August 5, 2015 by | Misc | No Comments

It’s been 70 years since one of the world’s worst anniversaries: On Aug. 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped the first atomic bomb, on its first victim – the city of Hiroshima. In an instant, some 80,000 people died. Three days later, on Aug. 9, a second, bigger atomic bomb, dubbed “Fat Man,” was dropped on the port city of Nagasaki. There, too, the casualties were equally horrific, with 40,000 people killed instantly; a final death toll was ultimately calculated at 50,000. In all, over a span of 3 days, the world’s first use of a nuclear…

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