||The world's first atomic bomb detonates at approximately
600 meters over downtown Hiroshima; the city is destroyed.
||The Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law is
promulgated after receiving over 90 percent support in Japan's first
||The A-bomb Reference Material Display
Room (A-bomb Memorial Hall) is established in the Hiroshima Central
Public Hall. This is the first public display of atomic bomb materials.
||It is decided that, under the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
City Construction Law, the Peace Memorial Hall, Peace Memorial Museum,
City Auditorium, and the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims will be constructed
in Peace Memorial Park as reminders of the past and contributions
to a future of lasting peace.
||The Peace Memorial Hall and the Peace Memorial Museum
The volunteer citizen group A-bomb Materials Collection Support Association
(now, A-bomb Materials Preservation Association) leads an effort that
involves many Hiroshima residents in the gathering of materials related
to the atomic bombing.
||The Hiroshima Restoration Exposition is held in and
around the Peace Memorial Museum.
||To improve the displays, the Peace
Memorial Museum is renovated and the exhibits redesigned.
||Peace Memorial Hall is renovated
to improve display and collection functions and to provide more space
for peace education. The second floors of Peace Memorial Hall and
the Peace Memorial Museum are integrated into the new Hiroshima Peace
Memorial Museum (East Building and Main Building).|
||Tells the story of Hiroshima
before and after the atomic bombing.
||Tells the story of August
6 using photographs, the belongings of A-bomb victims, and other