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On Friday, US President Barack Obama will be the first sitting commander-in-chief to visit Hiroshima after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city August 6, 1945.
President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima Friday. Nearly 71 years after the U.S. deployed an atomic bomb on the Japanese city, Obama called for an end to nuclear weapons and offered respects to the victims. A complete transcript of his remarks, and those of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is […]
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U.S. President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday, becoming the first sitting American president in history to visit ?the southwestern Japanese city. The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, causing a massive blast wave and a firestorm that destroyed over two-thirds of the city's buildings. Show More Summary
More than 70 years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, President Obama became the first sitting American commander-in-chief to visit the Japanese city. On Friday, the president laid a wreath at the city's Peace Memorial Park, shook hands with survivors of the attack, and called on ... More »
Not a single president has expressed regret for the devastation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. With President Obama's historic visit Friday to Hiroshima, he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Japanese city that was the target (some might say victim) of the first atomic bombing, in August 1945. Show More Summary
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President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, site of the first use of a nuclear bomb in warfare more than seven decades ago. He did not apologize for his nation's act — which led to the deaths of an estimated 140,000 people — but made a somber speech […]
President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima today and paid respect to the 140,000 lives killed by the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. He became the first sitting US president to do so. He called for a world without nuclear weapons...Show More Summary
On Friday, nearly 71 years since US President Harry S. Truman's decision to unleash approximately 12,500 tons of TNT over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the site. Below...Show More Summary
Nearly 71 years after an American bomber passed high above this Japanese city on a clear August morning for a mission that would alter history, President Obama on Friday called for an end to nuclear weapons in a solemn visit to Hiroshima to offer respects to the victims of the world’s first deployed atomic bomb. […]
When President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he became the first sitting president to do so more than 70 years after a nuclear bomb was dropped on the city. Here is the full text of his speech at the site, as recorded by the New York Times: Seventy-one…
“President Obama made history Friday by becoming the first sitting U.S. head of state to visit Hiroshima since American forces dropped an atomic bomb on the city in 1945, killing an estimated 80,000 people and hastening the end of World [...]
President Barack Obama made history Friday as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the world’s first atomic bomb attack on the city in 1945. Obama paid tribute to the 140,000 people who lost their lives because of the bombing and called for a nuclear-free world. Show More Summary
President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped
US president pays tribute to the victims of world's first nuclear attack during visit in Japanese city.
In an event high on symbolism, the president is visiting the city on which the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima is a “big boost” to the chances of a nuclear-free world. Speaking at the end of a summit of world leaders in the Japanese city of Shima,Show More Summary