base on Tinian Island carrying the massive bomb, Fat Man, which will later be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. “The Kokura arsenal was the primary target, but it was covered by a heavy ground haze and the bombers couldn’t see the target” (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 60-years later). The secondary target was the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki, Japan. Seventy-four thousand people were killed and seventy-five thousand suffered severe injuries. Nagasaki’s damage was less extensive because the bomb was dropped about two miles off-target.
The Death Machine Within two years, it killed 50 million people worldwide. It hindered the lives of 500 million throughout the world, and 675,000 lay dead from this in the United States alone. This killer became known as the Spanish Influenza. The Spanish Influenza struck at the perfect time, on the tail end of World War I. With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America.
It is a grim matter to those, who walk through this great nation, or flick through the news channels, when they see the statistics, and the headlines of shootings and homicides committed against innocent and defenseless peoples. Now americans everywhere, instead of being able to live their life with a peace of mind, are forced to live with the anxiety and fear that their loved ones will not home from mundane activities such as school, the movies, or even church. These fears aren’t unfounded either. The FBI defines a mass shooting as a public attack in which three or more people are shot, and last year in the USA there were over 427 mass shootings. And incidents like these are hard to forget.
Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded.
Dear young people who have never experienced the horrors of war – I fear that some of you may be taking this hard-earned peace for granted.” This bomb truly destroyed a whole city in the matter of 10 minutes. The plane was named the “enola gay” which is the pilot’s mothers name. From 1945-1946 no American facilities were allowed to help the Japanese after the bomb was dropped. People who were not killed immediately caught devastating diseases, including many forms of cancer. This bomb broke up many families and affected hundreds of thousands of people.
9/11 became the day that a tragic event killed thousands, injured hundreds and changed America forever. On September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11, one of the greatest tragedies had struck America. This was caused by a terrorist attack that will forever be remembered by Americans. The attack started at 8:45 a.m. when the flight, American Airlines Boeing 767, that was holding 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center that was located in New York City. The massive explosion caused burning debris to shower over the surrounding buildings and onto the streets below, which made it clear that America was now under attack.
The mass murder defined the furthest boundaries of evil known to mankind by the guiltless genocide of nearly an entire ethnic race. Within a matter of years, over nine million innocent people were massacred. Events like these have horrified generations throughout time and to this day, there are a few survivors left to tell their own personal stories of the Holocaust and what they had to go through . Some of these survivors have shared their own personal stories through literature. In the stories “Dancing With G-D” by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal fifty boys are fulfilled with courage and strength, “Twins Survival Story” published by “CBN” Eva Mozes Kor is able to forgive the Nazis after all the harm they had caused her mentally and physically and “The Diary Of A Young Girl” written by Anne Frank and edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler, in where Anne Frank is able to maintain a level optimism during a time of hatred toward the Jews.
Foer created trauma for the Schell family by implementing famous tragic moments in history including the Dresden Bombings of World War II and the New York terrorist attack involving the Twin Towers. Both of these catastrophes caused mass chaos and severe trauma on the population of each area. Lorel Corona, author of the book The World Trade Center, described how not only the ones that lost mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters had to clean the fallen debris of the great towers, but so did those that live in this nation in a more emotional and supportive way rather than physical because all of America was attacked that day, and everyone was
The Holocaust Before the Holocaust, Europe had about 9.5 million Jews. Marc states, "About six million Jews were murdered" In the year 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany, He believed that the Germans were racially superior convinced Germany to declare WWII all over Europe and controlled most of the countries in Europe. Although Hitler had Country's occupied by Nazi Germans, the Country, why was the holocaust one of the tragic events that has happened in history? It was the mass murdered and destruction of Jews. Till this day people are in shock that so many lives were shattered during a time-period.
On 11 September 2012, a tourist bus crashed and killed two people and injured many others in France. There were about 68 passengers in bus who were mostly tourists. At least two people are dead after a Polish bus crashed near the eastern French city of Mulhouse. More than a dozen are seriously injured and several were trapped inside. ( euronew) lastly, I think the killings of nearly 300 people in factories fires in Pakistan was another deadly accident of the this day.