Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 also known as "Little Boy" was dropped. It was the first atomic bomb that was dropped in the worlds history. For the first time, as an atomic bomb it destroyed 90 percent of the city and killed over 80,000 people. Over 20,000 people the next day died because of complications due to the bomb. Then three days later another bomb B-29 dropped on Nagasaki and killed over 40,000 people. After that, Japanesse Emperor Hirohito announced that Japan had surrendered in World War II. All of this bombing was caused by the bomb on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 in Hawaii. Japan used a sneak attack on the Americans then all of a sudden the Americans had to respond and that's how the bombing occured on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The United States had to protect the people because the military base was surprisingly attacked by the Japanese. If not then they would've beat the United States in the second World War.