August 6, 2002
10:08 AM   Subscribe

57 years ago today, the US dropped the first atomic bomb during combat on Hiroshima, Japan. While some debate if it was necessary, the decision was made (and many feel it saved more lives than were lost by ending the war). There is a wealth of information online, including the original press release from Truman's office.
posted by mathowie (2 comments total)

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The only country to have ever used WMD.
What, me worry?
Did I hear someone mention turning Iraq into glassy molten sand in an earlier thread today?
posted by nofundy at 10:21 AM on August 6, 2002


posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on August 6, 2002

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