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Today in History: Atomic Bomb Drops on Hiroshima 

On August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay, an American B-29 bomber, dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing 80,000 people, including many doctors and nurses, and injuring another 35,000. Following the Potsdam Conference in Germany (July 17-August 2, 1945), when Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S President …

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Dr. Atomic 

To someone who wakes up to the soothing solo arias of Il Clemenza di Tito and sinks into the poetic torpor of Götterdämmerung, Dr. Atomic is disquieting and comforting. Rarely is a work so direct, penetrating, and philosophical that one is forced into the nexus of contradictions and questions his deepest belief.  The transformation of …

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