Today marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during the final stages of World War II. The attack immediately killed 80,000 people with at least 60,000 more dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout. On August 9, another 40,000 people died in the attack on Nagasaki. Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced his country's unconditional surrender to the Allies six days later.
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