Nuclear Age Anniversary Today

(Metro) August 6th marks the anniversary of what historians have called the start of the end of World War Two. 

It was exactly 73 years ago that the United States flexed its military muscle, and the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. 

By the end of 1945, more than a third of Hiroshima’s estimated 350 thousand citizens had died as a result of the bombing. 

In the years following, thousands more succumbed to illness and injuries suffered because of the bombing.