August 6th 1945 - Hiroshima Atomic Bomb | HISTORY CALENDAR
TODAY IN HISTORY, August 6th,1945 - Preparations for the deployment of the first American atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. With this act, the government in Tokyo was to be forced to surrender and the Second World War to be ended in the Pacific region. In truth however, the drop hit innocent civilians, of whom 100,000 lost their lives through the explosion and nuclear radiation. 80% of Hiroshima was destroyed. The destruction of Nagasaki city three days later, also by an American atomic bomb, serves as a reminder to the world for peace, to this day. Therefore the sixth of August has been proclaimed as World Peace Day.