August 6, 1945 — Hiroshima, Japan, was struck with the uranium bomb, Little Boy, from the B-29 airplane, Enola Gay. The 9,600 pound bomb had a 2-part core of enriched Uranium-235. It killed an estimated 140,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare. 

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. alstacer
    August 6, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    Amazing yet deadly technology. So eating of the Tree of Knowledge can lead to death for humans. It may take millenia, but it could lead to an end. On the other hand redemption, resurrection are equally strong themes in our sacred literature and imaginations. Good to remember and to reflect…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 6, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    Hard to use “like” in this case but definitely a day to be remembered


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