A minute of silence this morning commemorated the 150,000 victims of the world’s first nuclear explosion targeted to kill civilians – the American attack on Japan’s Hiroshima, which took place 70 years ago today.
Uranium fission that provided the basis for the construction of a nuclear weapon was first described by German scientists in 1938. America was thus impelled to fast-track the development of the atomic bomb technology with the knowledge that the Germans had got a headstart.
E&T news reported on the Hiroshima 70th anniversary event earlier today.
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