Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Service at Hiroshima marks 35th anniversary

An estimated 30,000 people will gather today (Aug. 6) to mark the 35th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing and hear an appeal for a US- Soviet peace summit. The appeal will be made during a memorial service for the 200,000 or so people killed by the blast.

The bomb, dubbed "Little Boy," was followed three days later by another atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, prompting Japan to surrender to allied forces Aug. 15, 1945.

About these ads

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.