August 6th....

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    During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

    After six months of intense strategic fire-bombing of 67 Japanese cities the Japanese government ignored an ultimatum given by the Potsdam Declaration. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945,[1][2] followed by the detonation of "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on August 9. These two events are the only active deployments of nuclear weapons in war.[3] The target of Hiroshima was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan's Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot
    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    aka Peace Through Victory Day.

    Let's not forget folks that the Japanese attacked us therefore they were not victims of war. They were the perpetrators.
     
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    Japan (Reuters) - Japan marked the 65th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima Friday with the United States represented at the ceremony for the first time.

    A peace bell tolled at 8:15 a.m., the time the bomb was dropped by the U.S. B-29 warplane Enola Gay on August 6, 1945, as tens of thousands of elderly survivors, children and dignitaries held a minute of silence under the burning summer sun
    U.S. attends Hiroshima bombing ceremony for first time | Reuters

    I thought this was a rather interesting sidenote.
     

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