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World Nagasaki Day 2023: Date, Significance and History

Every year, Nagasaki Day is observed on August 9th across the world and holds a somber significance in global history. It marks the day when the Japanese city of Nagasaki was devastated by the USA’s atomic bomb during World War II. This day acts as a reminder of the immense destructive power of nuclear weapons and the need for lasting peace. Nagasaki Day aims to motivate peaceful government and expand awareness of the consequences of the bomb invasion of Nagasaki.

Nagasaki Day is the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki celebrated in remembrance of the 74,000 – 80,000 people who were killed instantly or later from injuries related to the atomic bomb dropped by the United States. In 2023, People will observe the 78th Anniversary of Nagasaki Day.

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Hiroshima Nagasaki Day

The United States dropped two atomic bombs, one after the other on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the 6th of August 1945 and then on August 9, 1945, respectively. Approximately 129,000 and 226,000 people were killed in the two bombings.

During World War II, the USA used bombs to attack Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945), which observed the first atomic weapons usage in battle.

The bomb dropped on Nagasaki was named the code-name ‘Fat Man’.

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FAQs on Nagasaki Day

Q.1. When is Nagasaki Day observed?

Nagasaki Day is observed each year on August 9 in Nagasaki and throughout Japan. 

Q.2. What was the name of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, which is remembered on Nagasaki Day?

US B029 bomber Bockscar dropped a 4.5-ton plutonium bomb on Nagasaki called Fat Man, which is remembered on Nagasaki Day. 

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