The Day the Laughter Died

Reading about Robin Williams over the last 24 hours is sobering. It’s difficult to see the statements from those closest to him. The grief, for many of the actors with whom he worked, is so heavy that it’s even silenced the most garrulous. His only daughter tweeted: I love you. I miss you. I’ll try …

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70,000

Today is August 6. On the night of August 5, 1945, the people of Hiroshima, Japan, slept. By 8 a.m. local time the following morning, most would rise to welcome another day. Fifteen minutes later, 70,000 would be dead. And if that wasn’t enough, another 70,000 would perish three days later in Nagasaki. Due to …

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