Hiroshima Unforgettable Fire by Tom Delamater - Cycling Shifts Into High-Tech by Dan Taylor - What Employers REALLY Want by Lowell Wagner Jr. - What Are Teens Thinking? by Robert C. Taytor: Hiroshima. The very name of this Japanese city is a reminder of the awesome tragedy of nuclear war. Every August, thousands of people assemble at Peace Park in Hiroshima. They gather in remembrance of a day almost 40 years ago, at the end of World War II, when the course of history was changed. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, a U.S. bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The blast flattened everything within 1 1/2 miles (2 kilometers) of the explosion's center, destroying more than two thirds of all buildings in the city. Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on nearby Nagasaki. The number of people killed by the explosions and their immediate aftermath has been difficult to determine. Estimates range as high as 200,000. The toll in disease and suffering was much higher.
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