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Did eight Jesuit priests survive the nuking of Hiroshima without serious injury?

Yes, they survived the blast. No, their survival was not unexplainable. The Jesuits are at two locations: They reside at Novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Nagatsuke two kilometers from the edge of ...
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Did Obama apologize for the USA using nuclear weapons on Japan?

No. He laid a wreath, mourned the dead, spoke about a moral duty to prevent the horrors of war, but didn't apologise, didn't separate the nuclear attacks from the other horrors of war, and didn't ...
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Did eight Jesuit priests survive the nuking of Hiroshima without serious injury?

There were 4 priests at the closest location to ground zero, but they were 1,400 yards from ground zero according to John Hersey's 1946 book Hiroshima . Other people (non-priests) survived being as ...
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Do only 49% of Americans know which country bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Richard Shenkman is taking his information from the 1997 book What Americans Know about Politics and why it Matters, and has corrected the statement in the 2010 version of his book. The 1997 book ...
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Is this tweet about classes one month after the Hiroshima bombing, and the 2011 tsunami accurate?

The first image can be seen at the Hiroshima Peace Media Center, in an article titled "Hiroshima: 70 Years After the A-bombing: Students study in open-air classrooms in “A-bomb desert”". If you ...
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Did Obama apologize for the USA using nuclear weapons on Japan?

If not, did he do something that might be reasonably interpreted as apologizing? From Obama’s origami cranes he left behind touches many hearts, the brother of Sadako Sasaki, who died of leukemia ...
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Do ~25% of Japanese people believe that USSR dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Firstly, the article cited in the OP itself clearly says that the 25% is not true: Not 25 per cent For true information, quoting Culture Shock and Japanese-American Relations: Historical Essays by ...
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Were the Dene people unaware they had mined ore for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki until the 1990s?

The 1988 book The Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict: Culture in International Security Georges Erasmus, former President of the Dene Nation, pointed out, "We're aware that the uranium for the ...
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Did Hiroshima change the layout of its streets subsequent to the war?

Hiroshima City- Burning Ash to Metropolis is a speech by Tadatoshi Akiba who was mayor of Hiroshima from 1999 to 2011. He may or may not be the mayor described in the anecdote. In the speech, he ...
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Does the radioactivity on Hiroshima's soil affect radiometric dating?

This claim is wrong for so many reasons. 1) Radiometric dating relies on certain unstable elements decaying into stable ones over time. The rate of that decay is constant and can be used for ...
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