August 6, 2022, will mark the 77th anniversary of the US dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres will visit Japan on Saturday, "at a time of nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War," as reported by Associated Press.
On August 6, 1945, the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in Japan, killing 140,000 people. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, it dropped another bomb on Nagasaki, killing nearly 74,000 people. On August 15, the same year, Japan surrendered to the allies, ending World War 2.
Four years later, in 1949, the Soviet Union tested its first nuclear bomb. The UK followed it in 1952, France in 1960 and