When Was Hiroshima Bombed?


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The Japanese city of Hiroshima was hit by an atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945, which immediately killed over 80,000 people and also destroyed over 90 percent of the city. The bomb was dropped at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time and was the first atomic bomb to be dropped on humans.

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The bomb, which was nicknamed "Little Boy," was dropped by a B-29 Super Fortress named the Enola Gay. As a result of the atomic bomb detonation over Hiroshima, an additional 35,000 more people were injured, and 60,000 more died by the end of the year because of exposure to high levels of radiation. Another atomic bomb, named "Fat Man," was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki three days later and resulted in almost equal devastation to the city and its people.

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