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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Monday, August 6

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Director M. Night Shyamalan (42) Word of the Day Penchant PEN-chunt (noun) A strong and continued inclination; broadly, liking — www.merriam-webster.com Website of t...
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  • Word of the Day
    Penchant PEN-chunt (noun) A strong and continued inclination; broadly, liking — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Eyewitnesstohistory.com
    www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/hiroshima.htm
    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.
    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 (42)
    Daily Quote
    “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
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