Today in History: Atomic Bomb Drops on Hiroshima

| August 6, 2018

180806_News_219x365On August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay, an American B-29 bomber, dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing 80,000 people, including many doctors and nurses, and injuring another 35,000. Following the Potsdam Conference in Germany (July 17-August 2, 1945), when Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S President Harry Truman met, the fatal decision to bomb Hiroshima warded off Japan’s demand for unconditional surrender — effectively ending the Second World War. This major catastrophe caused an additional 60,000 deaths that resulted from the fall out of atomic matter.

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