All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hiroshima’

Atom Bomb Almost Detonated Over NC in 1961

According to a newly declassified document published on Saturday, two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961. The incident occurred when a B-52 bomber carrying the weapons ripped in half mid-flight on January 23, during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. One of the bombs began to detonate, …

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Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings

Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online exhibits for the Google Cultural Institute. This month marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan. Four exhibits are from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These, as Google explains, “illustrate the bombing from …

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Hiroshima: Japan Honors 68th Anniversary

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima by the Enola Gay on August 6, 1945. The AP reports 50,000 people gathered in the Hiroshima peace park accompanied by many of the “hibakusha,” or “explosion-affected” and burned incense in honor of the over 140,000 decedents who perished in the inferno. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Hiroshima mayor Kazumi …

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