Highlights

Every year 6 August marks the anniversary the first atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped by the United States Air Force from the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber in Hiroshima during World War II. The dreadful incident took place on 6 August 1945 At 8:15 a.m. This atomic bomb attack was done in the motive to end the World War II in 1945.

Hiroshima Peace Day aims is to remember the 1.4 lakh people who died after the Little Boy was dropped. This day is remembered to promote peace and spread awareness about the danger of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.

In 1996, Japan is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History

During the World War II which was active in 1939- 1945, the world’s first deployed an atomic bomb with more than 9000 pound uranium-235 was loaded and United States of America B-29 bomber aircraft, the Enola Gay attacked the Hiroshima (modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island). The explosion was so huge that it immediately killed 70 thousand people wiping 90 per cent of the city and later on around 10 thousand people died due to the effect of radiation exposure.

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