August 9, 1945
(NEWSER) – Bells tolled today as Nagasaki marked 65 years since the last time a nuclear weapon was dropped on a civilian population, reports the BBC, an attack that killed 70,000, leveled an entire city, and ultimately ended the last world war within a week. Though the US ambassador to Japan attended a similar ceremony for the first time three days ago in Hiroshima, John Roos did not attend today’s service.
Did we need to drop the second one? The first?