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August 6, 1945

By: Kevin Blackburne   August 6. Around the world this might seem like an ordinary day, but in Japan, it’s a date that rings eternally in the hearts and minds of every citizen. This day was anything but ordinary for the island nation of Japan 72 years ago. Almost four years following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. dropped the first ever nuclear warhead on the Japanese military hub, Hiroshima. The 9,000-pound uranium-235 atomic bomb detonated approximately 2,000 feet above the epicenter of Hiroshima and instantaneously wiped out 90% of the city in a burning blaze killing 80,000..

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