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aug 6, 1945 - First Atomic Bomb is Dropped

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On August 6th, 1945, the first Atomic bomb is dropped. A second is dropped three days later. The combined death toll is estimated at 250,000 people, and it practically forced a surrender. The alternatives were a full siege of Japan, a land invasion of Japan, or a conditional surrender.

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aug 6, 1945
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~ 73 years ago
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