On this day, 63 years ago, USA dropped the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, USA dropped a second nuclear bomb over Nagasaki in Japan. The bombs killed as many as 240 000 people. Thousands more died from injuries or illness attributed to exposure to radiation released by the bombs. In both cities, the overwhelming majority of the dead were civilians.
Hopefully, we will never allow something as horrible like this to happen again.