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 »

The number of people who died in the Roman Colosseum was about 400,000. Also, about 1 million animals died in the Colosseum. More »

Approximately 9.9 million adults and 1.1 million children died during the holocaust. Six million Jews, almost two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe at the time, were killed. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »