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Atom bomb hits Nagasaki

i-682e6ec781135285501044f43878f450-nagasaki_bomb.jpg….. on this day in 1945.

American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki – the second such attack on Japan in three days.

The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber at 1102 local time.

It exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground and is believed to have completely destroyed the city, which is situated on the western side of the Japanese island of Kyushu.

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