Here’s the story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.
He was in Hiroshima on a business trip that morning, and suffered burns when the atomic bomb leveled much of the city. He spent the following night in Hiroshima, and then returned to his home city…of Nagasaki. He arrived home just before that city was destroyed by the second atomic bomb dropped on Japan.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only known person to have survived not one, but two atomic bombings. Let’s hope he will remain the only known person to have done so, and there won’t be any future opportunities for anyone to claim that distinction.