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Hiroshima Day 2021: History, significance and more

Hiroshima Day 2021: History, significance and more

Hiroshima Day (Also known as Anti Nuclear Day/ Nagasaki Day) takes place every year on August 6th to commemorate the day in August 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945 by the United States, followed a few days later by another drop on the city of Nagasaki on August 9th.

  • The nuclear attack killed approximately 80,000 people directly and leaving another 35,000 injured. It led to more than 60,000 casualties.
  • Hiroshima Day 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.

Purpose:

  • The main objective of this day is to advocate, pray and work for a ban on all nuclear weapons.
  • it also aims to end war and violence through anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations in the world.

Hiroshima Day 2021 history

  • The United States dropped an atomic bomb in the city of Hiroshima and the US used an American B-29 bomber in the second world war to drop the bomb. the explosion killed 90% of people in the city.
  • After three days, on August 9th, 1945, the second bomb was dropped by the US in Nagasaki.

Hiroshima Day 2021 significance

  • Hiroshima Day 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the bomb killings. Hiroshima Day is observed by the people on August 6 every year to promote “peace politics” across the world.
  • The day highlights the nuclar bombing attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during World War II in 1945.

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