This Day In History - Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima 1945

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima 1945

Friday, August 6, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an AmericanB-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world's first atom bomb, over thecity of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.

Event Location

Hiroshima, Japan