Oak Ridge City Historian Bill Wilcox will discuss the last eight days of World War II during a presentation next week.
It starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Wildcat Den at the Midtown Community Center.
“Most Oak Ridgers know the story of Oak Ridge’s founding in 1942 as part of the Manhattan Project and about how the uranium 235 for the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare, ‘Little Boy,’ helped end World War II,” said a press release from the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association. “Helped is correct. The two atomic bombs really did help, but even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was no agreement in Japan’s ruling circle on surrender.” [Read more…]