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Word of the Day
Bandbox BAND-bahks (noun) A usually cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood for holding light articles of attire; a structure (as a baseball park) having relatively small interior dimensions - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear weapon on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Survivor Michihiko Hachiya, a Japanese doctor, kept a diary of experiences. Read an excerpt from the diary on this site.
Number to Know
70,000: Approximate amount of people killed instantly when an atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima (see below).
This Day in History
Aug. 6, 1945: World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the B-29 Enola Gay.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Director M. Night Shyamalan (40)
“Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.” - Wilfred Burchett