How a 400-Year-Old Tree Survived the Bombing of Hiroshima

A bonsai tree survived the bombing that obliterated 90 percent of Hiroshima.

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On August 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, 90 percent of the city was wiped out, with 80,000 inhabitants being killed instantly, and over 100,000 more dying from the aftereffects of the…




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