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Hiroshima and Little Boy

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. local time, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops atom bomb “Little Boy” over the city of Hiroshima….

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The Complex Manhattan Project

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in…

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Madeleine Albright – a Force to be Reckoned With

On this day in 1937, the first woman US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, is born in Prague; her name at birth was Marie Jana…

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MacArthur Ousted for Resisting Civilian Control of the Military

MacArthur in fact told two interviewers in 1954 “I could have won the war in Korea in a maximum of 10 days . . . I would have dropped between 30 and 50 atomic bombs on his air bases and other depots strung across the neck of Manchuria.” The General continued, “It was my plan as our amphibious forces moved south to spread behind us—from the Sea of Japan to the Yellow Sea—a belt of radioactive cobalt.

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Bonhoeffer Stood Strong unto his Death

In 1939 Bonhoeffer had considered taking refuge in the United States but returned after only two weeks in New York City, writing to his sponsor, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, that “I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

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The Greatest Statesman of the 20th Century

Known for his apportionment of moral force and nuance, Hammarskjöld has been referred to as one of the two best secretaries-general, and his appointment has been mentioned as one of the most notable successes for the UN. He is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize, and is the only UN secretary-general to die in office.

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