2020 Events for the 75th Anniversary
As we approach this 75th anniversary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are considering ways we can mark this historic event. If you have suggestions or would like to join us in planning something online, please contact us. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
MAY 1945. Little Boy was the codename for the type of atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 during World War II. It was the first nuclear weapon used in warfare. Little Boy was ready for combat use, except for the U-235 core, in May 1945. It was estimated that sufficient material would be available by August 1 to use the device.
The bomb was dropped on August 6 1945. It exploded with an energy of approximately 15 kilotons of TNT (63 TJ) and caused widespread death and destruction throughout Hiroshima. The Hiroshima bombing was the second man-made nuclear explosion in history, after the Trinity test.
Support for our fall 2019 events was provided in part by Opportunity Fund and by Green Mountain Energy.