Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan

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Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan

On August 6th, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the worlds' first developed atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. The explosion wiped out 90% of the city, and about 80,000 people. Thousands of people would later be killed due to radiation exposure.On August 9th, another American B-29 bomber would drop the second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, this bomb killed around 40,000 people.Hirohito, Japan's emporer, announces Japan's surrender on radio on August 15th, 1945, saying that it was because of "a new and most cruel bomb."


Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Manhattan project, which was the first tested atomic bomb. It was tested on July 16th and it was a great success. Other leaders include Douglas MacArthur, Truman; who gave the final call to send out the bombs, Henry Stimson, Eisenhower, and James Byrnes.

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These two bombs were the first and still remain as the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare

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Atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan


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