Man drives van full of family’s bodies to police station

February 7, 2000 Tokyo, Japan Yasuo Takeda (52) drives a van full of his dead family members to a police station Takeda (52) had been despondent after losing his job and becoming ¥25 million in debt. During questioning, Takeda specified his financial issues were the motive behind the killings of his mother, wife, and two…

The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan The Fat Man, the second of two atomic bombs, is dropped on Japan Though Nagasaki had been home to a major naval fleet during the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was largely populated by civilians during WWII. At the time the bomb fell, 250,000 of the 263,000 in Nagasaki…