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On this day in 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. It immediately killed 80,000 people; radiation killed another 60,000. It fell on what was the city's busiest commercial and residential district. "News on the Home Front," a novel of the 1940s, by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson.
~~hiroshima umbrellas ~ umbrellas floating peacefully on the river to honor the victims of hiroshima by manthatcooks~~