Hiroshima day 2020: Millions of people were killed in the blink of an eye, know what its history and the whole incident is
Hello Friends, August 6 is Hiroshima Day. On August 6, 1945, a uranium bomb named Little Boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The impact of this bomb caused havoc in 13 square kilometers. Out of the 3.5 lakh population of Hiroshima, 140,000 people were killed in one stroke. All these were not soldiers. Most of them were ordinary citizens, children, older men, women. It is also called a dark day in human history.
Even after this, countless people died from the effects of radiation for many years. America did not stop at this, and it also had to try the impact of another type of bomb. Therefore, on August 9, 3 days after this inhuman destruction, a plutonium bomb named Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki. In which an estimated 74 thousand people died due to explosion and heat. Most of them were also citizens.
What is the history of Hiroshima day:
Hiroshima was known as an industrial city of Japan until August 6, 1945. During the Second World War, the fifth division of the Japanese Army had its headquarters here. There was also a military cantonment here, and it was an important stop for the military supply route. During the second world war, America had not bombed this city before August 6. So that the damage from the atomic bomb can be accurately assessed.
For the first time in the world, when the atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped on August 6, 1945, the total population in the town was 2,55,000, according to the government of Japan’s ration supply data. But soldiers and auxiliary workers were continuously coming to this city. According to non-official figures, the then population of the town was around 3,81,000.
Why this day is observed:
Let all of you know that this was the biggest attack on Japan by any country. But even after this attack, America did not calm down and continued bombs. After destroying Hiroshima, the US dropped a plutonium bomb called Fat Man on Nagasaki. More than 74000 people died in it. It is celebrated as a day so that the world learns something from this catastrophe.
The last resort was a nuclear attack:
According to Sam Ruche, posted to the Harry Truman Presidential Library, the US military began to realize this. Without the use of atomic bombs, the war was not possible for them. Historians have believed that reading the Soviet Union’s jump in World War was the provoking reason to end the war as quickly as possible.