This Month That Year : August


Atom bombs on Japan

1945: In one of the most deadliest attacks on human race, America dropped two atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities of Japan. During the final stages of the World War II, after Germany had already signed the instrument of surrender, America warned Japan of ‘utter destruction’ and ‘rain of ruin from air’. On August 6, Little Boy (uranium gun-type) was dropped on Hiroshima and on August 9, Fat Man (plutonium implosion-type) was dropped on Nagasaki, together killing at 1,29,000 people in Japan. Despite all the justification, the decision to use atom bombs still remains debatable.



Barack Obama birthday

1961: On 4th Aug 1961, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama went on to become the 44th President of the USA.



Princess Diana’s Accident

1997: The much controversial life of Diana, Princess of Wales ended in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris. Although the paparazzi was blamed for the accident, the French investigation proved that the crash was caused by the driver.

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