A total of about 185,000 people died in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and their immediate aftermath. Of these, around 110,000 died instantly, and the rest died within days of trauma and radiation sustained in the b... More »

Over 150,000 people died as a result of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, which is the deadliest tsunami as of January 2015. Out of the 150,000 people who perished during the tsunami, it is believed that up to 50,000 wer... More »

More than 2,500 people were killed when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack on a U.S. military base began at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time and lasted less than two hours, also resulting in ... More »

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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 wa... More »

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Some of the major reasons that the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, include ending the World War II military activity in the Pacific as quickly and with as few American lives lost as possible, ju... More »

Major events of World War II include Germany's invasion of Austria, the Treaty of Munich, the subsequent German invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland, formal declarations of war by Britain and France, the entrance of Jap... More »

Truman made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945 in order to put an end to the Pacific portion of World War II. It is hypothesized that this was also a demonstration of power to the ... More »