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Harbingers of death
This past August 6 marked the anniversary of one of the truly black marks in the history of mankind.
It was on that day in 1945 that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, killing some 100,000 people outright and another 100,000 afterwards of thermal burns and radiation poisoning.
The Japanese city of 300,000, a target of minor military significance, was wiped off the map by one bomb weighing 9,000 pounds but packed the punch of some 20,000 tons of TNT. In a matter of seconds, four square miles of the city was flattened.  Full Story >
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