seaport in SW Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea: largely destroyed (Aug. 6, 1945) by a U.S. atomic bomb, the first ever used in warfare
A city of southwest Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea west of Osaka. The city was destroyed in World War II when an American airplane dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare (August 6, 1945). The rebuilt city is an important commercial and industrial center.x
top: aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945
bottom:contemporary photograph of the city
- Sadako Sasaki was a young Japanese girl who was dying of leukemia from the radiation associated with the Hiroshima bombing.
- Three years later, a professional diver from Hiroshima contacted Seiko requesting a watch that could withstand the tremendous pressures and stresses of saturation dives to 350 meters.
- In 1945, America detonated an atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in one of the most tragic and destructive military attacks in world history.
- Black Rain is often used as a reference to the precipitation that fell after Hiroshima Japan was hit by atomic bombs.
- Hiroshima 122,306 113,545