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Author Topic: On the 65th anniversary of the first use of the atomic bomb in warfare...  (Read 964 times)


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...it's rather relevant to remember Tsutomu Yamaguchi.  He's either the luckiest or unluckiest man in history.

On this day in 1945, he was on a business trip to Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb was dropped.  He was burned, and spent a fitful night in an air raid shelter, before deciding he needed to return home.

He lived in Nagasaki.

He arrived home just in time to be a victim of the second atomic bomb to be used in warfare.

That might be considered the height of bad luck, but Mr. Yamaguchi only died in January 4th of this year, at the ripe age of 93.

He died of stomach cancer, so one wonders if he was a latent victim of the blast.