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Japan Nuked

   
ON THIS DAY, AUGUST 6, 1945 SOME 70 YEARS AGO THE JAPANESE CITY OF HIROSHIMA WAS DESTROYED BY A SINGLE LOW-YIELD (by today's standards)ATOMIC BOMB DROPPED FROM AN AMERICAN B-29 KILLING AN ESTIMATED 160,000 AND LEVELING SOME 5 SQUARE MILES OF THAT DOOMED CITY.  THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND A FEW DAYS LATER OF NAGASAKI BROUGHT A QUICK END TO THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC AND SAVED AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 CAUSALITIES HAD THE U.S. BEEN FORCED TO INVADE THE JAPANESE HOMELAND.

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