Atomic Bomb Anniversary

65 years ago, the United States dropped an Atomic Bomb on the Islands of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 1945, Paul Tibbetts and his crew of the Enola Gay dropped the first bomb, named “Little Boy”, on the Island of Hiroshima, killing an estimated 140,ooo people. The second bomb was dropped on the Island of Nagasaki, three days later on August 9, 1945. The two bombs that were dropped killed an estimated 210,000 people combined. Hundreds of Thousands of people would later day in the days, months, and years, from various forms of cancer, skin diseases and defects from the exposure to the radiation. Just a few days after the second bomb was dropped, Japan began negotiations of peace with the United States. On September 2, 1945, on the deck of the USS Missouri, the Japanese formerly surrendered bringing about the end of World War II. Every year, we should always take the time to reflect on these events that have occurred in our history. As we learn from what has happened in the past, the best thing to hope for, is the hope that history does not repeat itself…

Robert Marzano


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