Today in History for August 6th

Highlights of this day in history: The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies. (Aug. 6)

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Today in History for August 6th

(6 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies. (Aug. 6)

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‘Everybody in the city was exposed to radiation’ – Hiroshima survivor

The world looked total destruction in the eye 73 years ago, when American nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today, can humanity come together and prevent the catastrophe from ever happening again? We ask nuclear weapons disarmament activist, Hiroshima bombing survivor Setsuko Thurlow.

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Anti-Nuke Campaign Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded this year’s Nobel peace prize. The group’s executive director, as well as a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima spoke about the organization’s mission at a ceremony on Sunday. (Dec. 10)

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RAW: Japan marks 72 years since atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima

On Sunday, Japan and representatives from 80 countries and international unions commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the US dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Over 50,000 people attended in the city’s Memorial Peace Park.
The city marked the anniversary of the August 6, 1945 attack that killed 140,000 people with a somber ceremony, a minute of silence to remember the dead, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call to eliminate nuclear weapons.

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TPP & US base on Okinawa: Conflict of interest looms over Japanese PM’s visit to America

The US president and Japanese PM are expected to iron out their differences over a game of golf. President Trump may find the course tough to negotiate: Tokyo is still waiting for an apology for the US dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.

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