Aug. 6, 1945: The U.S. Dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

hiroshima_tricycleOn Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb for the first time in war over the city of Hiroshima. Shinichi Tetsutani (then 3 years and 11 months) loved to ride this tricycle. That morning, he was riding in front of his house when, in a sudden flash, he and his tricycle were badly burned. He died that night.

Learn more about Shinichi and his family at the Hiroshima Memorial Museum website.

Shinichi was one of hundreds of thousands killed and many more who were injured and/or displaced by the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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