69th Anniversary of Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

Published 08/06 2014 03:19PM

Updated 08/06 2014 03:38PM

Atomic Bomb Dropped by the Enola Gay
Atomic Bomb Dropped by the Enola Gay
69 years ago today, the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima that most historians say brought the end of WWII.
   
In Japan, many of the survivors and their families, along with thousands of others have gathered at Peace Memorial Park - the epicenter of the attack. Hiroshima's mayor and Japan's prime minister also attended the ceremony and spoke of a world without nuclear weapons.
   
Three days after the Hiroshima attack, the U.S. dropped another bomb on Nagasaki, bringing Japan to surrender.

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